Rhinoplasty For Better Nose Breathing


What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty or a nose job to improve your aesthetic appearance through an improved nose. Usually, Rhinoplasty is advised to people with nasal structure deformities like

– Elongated nose tip

– Prominent dorsal hump

– Irregularities in the nasal outline

– Too wide or too narrow nasal bridge

– To modify its appearance

– Saddling of the nose

People with an otherwise typical nose also opt for nose jobs to further their aesthetic appeal. Apart from the aesthetic point, Rhinoplasty is often performed as a reconstructive procedure in patients whose nose deformity obstructs the airflow through the nasal passage and impairs breathing.

Can Rhinoplasty Improve Your Breathing?

 

There are several conditions in which Rhinoplasty is functional as a preventive and reconstructive measure to facilitate nasal breathing. Performed on its own or in combination with other procedures like Septoplasty and reduction of inferior turbinates’.

The nasal structure is a combined external and internal nose. External nasal structure is a combination of nasal bones, tissues, and cartilages covered by the skin surface. The internal nasal structure consists of the nasal passage, septum, and turbinates. The nasal passage and the bone structure comprise the nasal cavity through which air enters the body into the respiratory system

Conditions like a collapse of the nasal cavity due to traumatic situations can block the nasal passage. This can result in breathing problems. Obstruction due to nasal tumors, polyps, and enlarged turbinates within the nasal cavity can prevent inspired air from going to the respiratory system.

Adequate nasal flow is crucial for respiratory function and required for smooth nasal function. Additionally, prolonged nasal obstruction can lead to sleep apnea that can have a lifelong impact on a patient’s life. These are the conditions in which Rhinoplasty to improve breathing is opted for by surgeons.

 

But you have to choose the best surgeon in London to experience good results. As a renowned name in the field of Rhinoplasty and Otolaryngology in the Middle East and the UK, Dr Bashar Bizrah has acquired 25 years of experience and has performed over 38,000 successful cases of scarless rhinoplasty procedures. That’s why he has patients, not just from London or UAE but from all over the world.

Have Rhinoplasties (nose jobs) Gotten Better in Recent Decades?

 

Since the primary procedures conducted by the technique pioneers, Rhinoplasty has evolved a lot through the ages. Initially limited to standardized reduction procedures, technology has enabled Rhinoplasty to be a highly differentiated, problem-oriented procedure with a frequent combination of reduction, relocation, and augmentation techniques. The advent of cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers and Botox has further increased the demand for Rhinoplasty to obtain softer, younger-looking contours and noses in trend with the fashion of the time.

That said, nose surgery to breathe better is one of the most critical factors determining the quality of a nose job in recent times. Functional Rhinoplasty is essential for facilitating increased nasal flow while enabling a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

 

How Successful is Rhinoplasty?

Since the advent of technological advancements, the success rate of Rhinoplasty has significantly increased, with surgeons providing customized surgeries as per the requirements of the patient.

The success of a Rhinoplasty procedure depends on several factors like:

  • Preservation or improvement of nasal function.
  • The amount of surgical correction required ( the technical difficulty perceived by the surgeon)
  • The skin type and overall health condition of the patient
  • The expectations of the patient from the Surgery
  • The skills of the surgeon

Dr. Bizrah has a very high success record when it comes to Rhinoplasty. That’s the reason he has patients flooding his London clinic from all over the world.

Researchers have postulated it that of the two rhinoplasty procedures (Cosmetic and Functional), people undergoing Functional Rhinoplasty or nose surgery to breathe better are more satisfied than those undergoing it for Cosmetic reasons. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty candidates have an inherent lack of self-esteem and heightened hopes of regaining it through Surgery, affecting their outlook towards the surgical outcome.

And some rhinoplasty cases are easier with predictably satisfactory results than others. Medical experts have observed that apart from the nose quality and outlook of the patient, the skills and expertise of the surgeon play an important role in determining the success of the procedure. Choosing the patient’s expectations and appropriately counseling them about realistic expectations significantly impacts the surgery success rate.

 

Easy Correction of Nasal airway 

 

Several factors are hindering a nasal airway that, if left uncorrected, can result in long-term problems for the patient. A deviated septum and increased turbinate size are the most important ones.

The septum is the thin wall dividing the nasal cavities into individual chambers. A mild deviation is common in people and observed in a large percentage of the population. But when deviation too severe starts affecting the sinus and air passage to variable extents, giving rise to nose bleeds, sinus inflammation, and even sleep apnea with other breathing difficulties that can result in a range of complications to the patient.

Nasal turbinates or nasal concha are shell-shaped networks of bones, vessels, and tissues within the nasal passageways. Comprised of 3-4 structures in-between the passages of which air flows through the nose, turbinates are responsible for warming, humidifying, and filtering the air that we breathe.

Inflammation of these turbinates due to allergic conditions, congenital defects, or structural abnormalities like a deviated septum can block the airway and hinder airflow giving rise to breathing difficulties.

Rhinoplasty procedure in these cases can help in aligning the septum and structurally modifying the turbinate and facilitating easy correction of the nasal pathway. With improved nasal airflow, you can solve other infections and inflammatory conditions. This will enable the patient to comfortably breathe with better living conditions in the long run.

 

Can The Nose, After Rhinoplasty Develop Allergic Rhinitis?

 

Rhinoplasty is a procedure with a highly improved prognosis; some precautions need to be addressed to avoid breathing problems after Rhinoplasty. The presence of previous systemic conditions or allergic tendencies can impact the outcome. Additionally, not everyone is eligible for a Rhinoplasty procedure. People with previous nasal inflammation or infected nasal wounds are some of them. Those with active sinusitis or who had recently had sinus surgery are other exceptions.

Sinuses, in physiological terms, are a connected system of Hollow cavities in the skull. While the cheekbones, forehead, and ocular regions contain the major sinus cavities, the sphenoid sinuses are located in the nasal region. Filled with a thin layer of mucus and lined by the mucosa, they drain into the nose through a small pathway and help in humidifying the inspired air.

Bacterial, viral or fungal conditions can inflame the sinuses resulting in an inflammatory condition termed ‘Sinusitis’. This can result in a variety of symptomatic conditions like headaches discomfort in the nasal and forehead regions. Left untreated, they can lead to persistent symptoms termed ‘Chronic Sinusitis’. Rhinoplasty is not advisable for patients having sinusitis or sinus surgery to ensure the safety of the patient and the outcome of Surgery.

Rhinoplasty is a clean procedure and needs several pre and postoperative care for its effectiveness. Several minor complications include:

  • Inflammation.
  • Blood clots in the orbital region.
  • Mild sinusitis-induced allergic rhinitis post a Rhinoplasty.

These symptoms are a part of the healing process and are resolved continuously over a while.

Some Rhinoplasties are conducted primarily for the treatment of symptoms alleviating allergic rhinitis like turbines, polyps, or a deviated septum. But Rhinoplasty is seriously contraindicated in active sinusitis or post sinus surgery cases.

Patients having sinusitis have bacteria and fungus, which may cause postoperative infection affecting our Rhinoplasty procedure. The presence of pathogens can lead to complications even during the Surgery and risk infecting the surgical incisions. Sinus inflammation, if not addressed, can lead to breathing problems after Rhinoplasty.

Likewise, post sinus surgery, the inflammation is most active, and the internal nasal area is compromised. If conducted during this time period, Rhinoplasty can further accelerate the problem and increase complications. It is essential to wait for at least 2 -3 months and, if required, a more extended time period for the inflammation to subside. Only it will be safe to go ahead with the Surgery.

As a new treatment model, sinus and Rhinoplasty Surgery are being advised by several surgeons in the UK combined. Combining both the procedures takes longer than the time taken to perform them individually. But it results in a shorter recovery and less nose job healing time. Additionally, it is more cost-effective in the long run.

Alternatively, patients who have had a rhinoplasty surgery first should wait for at least 6-12 weeks after the procedure for a sinus or any other surgical procedure. In the end, the nasal and sinus factors vary from person to person. It depends on the surgeon’s treatment plan on the final surgery plan. Going as per his instructions and following his instructions will reduce the risks of nose bleeding and other potential complications. Along with enabling increased nasal airflow, they will also ensure a cosmetically enhanced nose after Surgery.

If you still have any queries before moving ahead with your plan for Rhinoplasty in London, get in touch with Dr. Bizrah today! You can book a physical appointment or request an online consultation.