Trouble breathing through your nose may be due to a range of conditions.
If you breathe through your mouth more than your nose, you probably suffer from bad breath, too.
The good news is that rhinoplasty can help improve the way you breathe.
Rhinoplasty for Easier Breathing
Rhinoplasty is a surgery that can improve both the function and the appearance of your nose.
When we think of it for functionality, there are several breathing issues a rhinoplasty procedure can help with.
Common breathing issues that rhinoplasty addresses include:
If you suffer from structural irregularities in your nasal cavities, you may struggle with sleep apnea. This is a dangerous condition that results in you not breathing for a period of time when you’re sleeping.
What’s more, abnormal air flow can result in snoring, interrupting both you and your partner.
With functional rhinoplasty, we can reshape your inner nasal passageway, helping everyone in your home enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
A Deviated Septum
If the cartilage and bone that divide your nasal cavity in half are greatly crooked or off-center, you have a deviated septum.
This condition results in a partially or even completely closed nasal passage, making breathing difficult.
You may be born with a deviated septum, or it could be the result of an injury or trauma.
With rhinoplasty, you can improve the appearance of your nose while addressing and repairing a deviated septum. Combined, the procedure is called a septorhinoplasty.
Chronic Sinus Infections
It’s not only a deformity like a deviated septum that can affect your breathing. When your nose struggles to drain properly, for instance from nasal blockages or swelling, the aftermath of allergies and colds can lead to a never-ending cycle of sinus infections.
When mucus builds up within swollen tissues, it creates a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria.
With functional rhinoplasty, we can eliminate chronic sinusitis, helping you breathe easier.
Is Rhinoplasty for You?
If you have difficulty breathing through your nose, rhinoplasty could be the solution. The first step is to talk to your surgeon to determine the cause of your breathing difficulties and then devise the best solution.
Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.