Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is extremely well-known for its ability to make a patient’s nasal shape more proportionate to their surrounding facial features. On top of creating more facial harmony, there are functional advantages to cosmetic nose surgery as well. Many patients don’t know that rhinoplasty is also able to facilitate easier breathing for those with a deviated septum or other structural issues. While the functional benefits of rhinoplasty vary from patient to patient, rhinoplasty can potentially:
- Straighten a crooked (deviated) septum to treat blockages in airflow
- Help improve congestion caused by misalignments in the nasal structures
- Reduce snoring and sleep apnea issues
- Enhance sinus problems
From both an aesthetic and functional standpoint, rhinoplasty performed by a qualified plastic surgeon has the ability to uplift one’s quality of life. Although many individuals undergo rhinoplasty to achieve greater facial balance, the possible improvements to one’s breathing should also be an important consideration. If you’re thinking about nose surgery to enhance your appearance or your ability to breathe, Boston plastic surgeon Geoffrey Leber, MD, FACS can evaluate your concerns and develop a custom-designed treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Rhinoplasty can offer functional benefits on top of cosmetic enhancements to the shape and size of your nose. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Geoffrey Leber at our Boston office to learn more about the possibilities of nose surgery and how rhinoplasty can improve breathing.