Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery, also referred to as a ‘nose job’ is arguably one of the most complex types of cosmetic surgery. As the central feature on our face, and one that is impossible to hide, getting rhinoplasty right first time around is essential if the patient is to leave feeling satisfied with their appearance. Despite being one aspect of our anatomy, there are many different things about a nose that can be disliked. Common cosmetic alterations that are requested include:
- Removing a bump from the bridge of the nose
- Making the nose straighter
- Increasing the size of the nose
- Decreasing the size of the nose
- Altering the shape/size of the tip- of the nose
- Building up the shape of the nose so that it is no longer as flat as it once was
How rhinoplasty can benefit your health
However, as well as the obvious cosmetic benefits that stem from a rhinoplasty procedure, patients can also enjoy a number of advantages for their health. This is because rhinoplasty surgery often opens up the airway, allowing for better flow of oxygen through the patient’s body. It is this improved airflow that helps bring about the health benefits associated with this popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which your physical and emotional wellbeing can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery.
Eliminate snoring/obstructive sleep apnea
Let’s face it, no one likes to hear that they snore. Equally, no one really wants to sleep next to a snoring partner who may be so loud that they keep them, and sometimes even others in the same house, awake at night.
Nevertheless, improved airflow can reduce if not completely eliminate occasional and chronic snoring. It can also help with a very common condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the patient’s breathing stops for a few seconds during sleep as a result of soft tissue blocking the airway.
Address sinus problems
Your sinuses are the empty spaces behind your facial bones around your nose, in your forehead and upper cheeks. When these voids become blocked, it can cause a feeling of tremendous, painful pressure inside your face and head. Bacteria may also become trapped inside them, leading to a sinus infection, or sinusitis.
While rhinoplasty does not involve any physiological changes to the sinuses themselves, changes that are made to the nasal septum in the course of some types of rhinoplasty can improve airflow in such a way that it minimizes the likelihood or effects of sinusitis.
Better quality sleep
Our bodies need between six and eight hours of restful sleep every night to maintain good health. Unfortunately, if our breathing is in any way compromised, it can affect our ability to experience quality sleep. Poor quality of sleep has been linked to many different health conditions, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
Each of the above health conditions can then lead to countless other problems that can affect your general wellbeing, and even shorten your life expectancy.
Enjoying better quality sleep can also help improve your mood which can help your personal and professional relationships and boost your energy levels, which makes you more able to enjoy your day to day activities. You will also feel able to do more physical activity, which is crucial for maintaining your weight and keeping your heart healthy.
Rhinoplasty surgery offers patients much more than just a more attractive nose. To find out more about the health benefits of this popular form of cosmetic surgery, please contact our offices where our knowledgeable and friendly team are waiting to assist you.