Rhinoplasty to Improve Breathing
If you have trouble breathing through your nose, it’s perfectly natural if it happens occasionally, such as with a cold or seasonal allergies. However, chronic, prolonged mouth-breathing is not. It can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as sleep apnea, a deviated septum, or inflamed sinuses. If remedies like nasal sprays don’t help an affected person breathe through their nose, then rhinoplasty surgery Santa Monica may be an option to consider.
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a safe and effective procedure that our Santa Monica facial plastic surgery center has to offer. While nose jobs in Santa Monica are known to improve overall facial appearance, they can also help people breathe better. In cases where a patient needs a nose job for a medical reason, rather than a cosmetic one, it’s often referred to as a “functional rhinoplasty.” People who can’t breathe through their noses because of structural problems are the best candidates for this procedure.
- Treatable Conditions
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged turbinates
- Nasal polyps
- Collapsed or narrow nasal valve
In a functional rhinoplasty, there is virtually no need to work on the exterior of the nose. The surgeon will make incisions inside the nose instead. Therefore, most patients will heal without a visible scar and enjoy improved breathability through their nose. The procedure has become safer the more popular it has become. However, it is still a medical surgery. People who have trouble breathing through their noses should consult a physician about their condition before they consider a rhinoplasty. No matter what your surgery needs, Westside Face has the best rhinoplasty Santa Monica experts to help you find the right choice for you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about rhinoplasty or any other Santa Monica plastic surgery procedures.