Rhinoplasty is not just for Appearance
Rhinoplasty is a commonly performed procedure for cosmetic or corrective reasons. The treatment is typically recommended for patients who are experiencing difficulty in breathing or are seeking different avenues to improve their appearance.
In many cases, rhinoplasty can address both concerns and provide positive outcome. FamilyHealthGuide spoke with leading Rhinoplasty specialist brothers Sam Becker from The Rhinoplasty Center and Dan Becker from Becker ENT Center about the health benefits that this procedure can help with. They told us the following.
The Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Better Quality of Breathing â€“ Obstructed nasal passages create difficulty in breathing. By opening those passages, an improved airflow is created allowing the patient to inhale and exhale freely. With the corrective surgery of rhinoplasty, even most severe cases of labored breathing can be successfully completed and significantly improve the patientâ€™s quality of life.
Improved Sleep Patterns â€“ Chronically congested passageways may lead to severe breathing conditions such as sleep apnea. The ailment is often referred to as hazardous sleep because it may lead to suffocation during sleep. The patient stops breathing for prolonged periods of time and may have a difficulty resuming the breathing. The constant interruption of sleep also leads to chronic fatigue during the day and diminished capability to function.
Rhinoplasty ultimately reconstructs the nasal passages and redirects the flow of air directly to the lungs. The quality of sleep in immensely improved and greatly contributes to obtaining nightly restful sleep.
Improved Confidence â€“ While correcting the breathing problems, many patients benefit from the visual effects and improvement of their physical appearance at the same time. By altering the position, the shape and the size of the nose, the facial aesthetics are often immediately noticeable and appreciated by the patient.
The process begins with the initial consultation. At that time, the patientâ€™s medical history, past surgeries, health concerns and expectations are fully reviewed and taken into consideration when creating a treatment plan. It is also determined if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. On occasion, the patient will be instructed to cease certain activities, such as smoking, or discontinue specific medications prior the surgery. The rhinoplasty specialist typically works very closely together with the patientâ€™s medical provider to ensure safety.
The treatment is explained to the patient during the initial consultation and the expectations are discussed in detail. As with any surgery, the administration of post-surgery medications is usually recommended as well as special precautionary measures and home care suggestions. Subtle changes will require less traumatic surgery; whereas, significant alterations are more invasive and result in more extensive changes of nasal anatomy and longer healing time.
Rhinoplasty is performed under the supervision of an anesthesiologist and closely monitored during the entire procedure. Every measure is taken to make the patient feel comfortable and safe during and after the surgery. Becoming well educated about this course of treatment is highly recommended to ensure patients high level of trust and can be accomplished by discussing all available options with the performing physician.