When you think of reasons why someone might seek out a rhinoplasty procedure – more commonly referred to as a nose job – you probably think of cosmetic ones, right?
As it turns out, there are plenty of medical conditions that can be solved by rhinoplasty surgery. Let’s take a look at the top three medical conditions that can be alleviated via a functional rhinoplasty procedure.
3 Medical Conditions Solved by a Rhinoplasty
1. Difficulty breathing.
If you’re not able to enjoy a full range of breath through your nose, a functional rhinoplasty could alleviate the issue. This surgery can help open up the nasal passages or remove any deformities that prevent you from enjoying your full breathing potential.
2. Chronic sinus infections.
If you are constantly dealing with sinus infections, your immune system may not be to blame; it could be a deviated septum. Chronic sinus infections are a sign of a serious medical condition that can only be treated through functional rhinoplasty surgery that corrects the deviated septum.
3. Broken bones.
This one may be obvious, but it’s worth mentioning, as many people who have broken facial or nasal bones don’t always correct resulting issues caused by the trauma. If left untreated or unresolved, nasal trauma from broken bones could interfere with your overall breathing, not to mention your quality of life.
Is a Medical Rhinoplasty Procedure Right for Me?
A medical nose job can be transformative for patients; but how do you know if you need to have one?
The truth is that the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for this surgical procedure is to schedule a consultation with a rhinoplasty trained plastic surgeon. However, if you have trouble breathing, sleeping, or snoring, there’s a good chance you could see the significant quality of life improvements with a functional rhinoplasty procedure.
I am one-month post surgery, and my experience with Dr. Kyle Song from initial consultation to post-septoplasty-care has been incredibly comforting, attentive and expert. The office staff (Andi, Kelsie, etc.) is friendly and efficient with handling appointment scheduling, and they help to ensure that no questions are left unanswered. The day of surgical team: nurse, anesthesiologist and Dr. Kyle Song, himself, helped me to feel sufficiently prepared and calm. After-care instructions were clear and Dr. Song responded promptly to a few questions that I had come up. I am exceedingly pleased with my results and am so grateful to Dr. Song and the entire South Coast Plastic Surgery Team for helping me breathe clearly for the first time in my life!