Combining a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty with a Septoplasty
Do you sometimes feel like your nose is your nemesis? Do you have a “speed bump” half way down your nose? Does your deviated septum interrupt your sleep because you can only breathe from one nostril?
Look Better with a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
People commonly call a rhinoplasty a “nose job,” but what rhinoplasty really means and entails is nose molding. Your aesthetic plastic surgeon can significantly change the shape and structure of your nose by either adding or subtracting bone or cartilage. In most cases, a rhinoplasty’s main purpose is to make you look better.
Feel Better with a Functional Rhinoplasty
A functional rhinoplasty, also called a septoplasty, corrects a flaw in the interior of the nose called a deviated septum. The nasal septum is the cartilage or bone that divides your nasal cavity into two separate chambers. If this dividing wall is not positioned in the center of the nasal cavity, it can block the airflow on one side of your nose. A septoplasty’s purpose is to help you breathe better.
A deviated septum can create serious medical issues and have a negative impact on your quality of life. It may initiate or exacerbate sleep apnea, a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. It can contribute to chronic health issues like frequent nosebleeds, loud snoring, sinus infections and face and head pain. It can even encourage postnasal drip and night coughing. Aligning the septum properly helps to eliminate these medical issues and also helps you feel less stressed and more rested by alleviating breathing difficulties in the night.
There are many advantages to combining a rhinoplasty with a septoplasty including:
- You take less time off from work.
- You recuperate from both surgeries at the same time.
- Your hospital or surgical center may reduce the cost of the operating room or the
- anesthesia for two surgeries.
- A single dose of pain medicine will cover both surgeries, so you take fewer prescription drugs.
- You go through surgery once, but you end up with two major improvements: a shapely nose and one that functions as it should.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation to find out how we can help you with your nasal breathing and cosmetic concerns for your nose. We’ll help you breathe easy in no time.