Most people know that rhinoplasty is a nose surgery that is performed to improve the actual appearance of the nose. However, many people do not realize that rhinoplasty can also improve the functionality of the nose.
Many people choose to have rhinoplasty because they do not receive sufficient air through their nasal passages, which is a key function of our noses. When this happens, people may find it difficult to breathe through their nose, especially when they are sleeping. Lack of air or improper function of the nasal passages can interfere with sleep and also lead to snoring. Obstruction of the nasal passages can also contribute to symptoms of sleep apnea, resulting in blockage of the airway that causes an ongoing sleep-arousal cycle and additional health problems.
Patients who have rhinoplasty find that by opening the breathing passages, they are not so reliant on breathing through their mouths and this may stop or reduce snoring as well as other sleep problems. They may also find that their quality of life and health improve over time.