Does Rhinoplasty Improve Breathing?

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Posted: September 13, 2021

Does Rhinoplasty Improve Breathing?

Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) can be used to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the nasal passages. In people who experience obstructed breathing due to issues with the nasal valves, the procedure can improve breathing. However, rhinoplasty is not designed to address septal deviation and other issues that may obstruct airflow and should not be seen as a medical procedure for breathing difficulties.

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that focuses on the external structure of the nose. It can be used to address many aesthetic issues including:

  • Nose shape and size
  • Humps/bumps on the bridge of the nose
  • Nasal tip shape and direction
  • Nostril shape and size

Nose reshaping can also be used to bring a crooked nose into proper alignment.

With rhinoplasty, cosmetic imperfections that can distract from your overall facial appearance are addressed, helping to bring your nose into ideal proportions with surrounding features. At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons perform a range of rhinoplasty techniques, allowing us to meet the varied cosmetic needs of each patient we see. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, we encourage you to use the contact form on this page or to call our Los Altos office to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Combining Facial Procedures

Nose reshaping can be done on its own or in combination with other facial procedures to address multiple concerns at the same time. Combining facial procedures can help to reduce recovery time and produce more dramatic and noticeable results.

Rhinoplasty may be combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, and more to help bring the entire face into a more desirable shape. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your desires, assess all of your areas of concern, and help you choose which procedures might be best for your needs.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are interested in rhinoplasty or any other facial procedure, please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Los Altos, we welcome patients from Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Loyola, Santa Clara, and all nearby areas of California.