There are reasons beyond the cosmetic and aesthetic why a rhinoplasty may be performed. A medical rhinoplasty is often performed when breathing is compromised. The most common of these procedures, a Septoplasty, corrects a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of an obstructed air passage.
Obstructed airways can be caused by a deviated septum, enlarged tissues, physical deformity or as the result of an accident where the nasal structures are compromised or damaged. There are occasions where a primary rhinoplasty can create breathing problems that never existed before.
Deviated Septum Correction
Obstructed airways require careful evaluation of the nasal structure. Correction of a deviated septum, to produce better alignment and address breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure. A Turbinectomy improves airflow by removing enlarged nasal tissue (turbinates) or reducing them. Misshaped projections are corrected allowing for better airflow and improved breathing. If the septum is deviated, it is now straightened and the projections inside the nose are reduced to improve breathing. Surgery to correct airflow often requires no external incisions as it is usually performed through the nostrils.
Are you experiencing restricted airflow and breathing impairment? If so, please schedule a consolation with Dr. Honrado today to discuss any questions or concerns. 310. 286. 0043