Surprising Sleep Adjustment – Rhinoplasty

September 6, 2023

If you’re having trouble sleeping, or snoring excessively while you sleep, you’ve likely tried a variety of different solutions, ranging from nasal strips, to supplementation, to medical devices. However, your issue could be structural. 

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure frequently linked to aesthetic improvements. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that rhinoplasty can yield substantial advantages in enhancing the quality of sleep.

Fixing the Structure of the Nose

Nasal obstruction or breathing issues are two of the main causes that can affect how well one sleeps. A deviated septum, a collapsed nasal valve, or enlarged turbinates are just a few examples of how these problems could present themselves. Snoring, mouth breathing, and even sleep apnea can occur when the nasal passages are blocked.

By repairing structural faults and enhancing the nose’s functionality, rhinoplasty can solve these structural issues. To improve airflow, for instance, a deviated septum can be corrected, nasal valves can be strengthened, and extra tissue can be cut away. Rhinoplasty can successfully ease breathing issues while you sleep and encourage more restful sleep habits by widening the nasal airway.

Say Goodbye to Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring can be bothersome for both the snorer and their sleeping companion and is a common sign of sleep disordered breathing. As air moves through constricted airways, it frequently causes the soft tissues in the throat and nasal passages to vibrate. By correcting problems like a deviated septum or nasal congestion and increasing nasal airflow, rhinoplasty can help lessen or stop snoring.

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes breathing to stop and start. This leads to excessive fatigue even after a full night’s sleep. Even though rhinoplasty by itself might not be a cure for sleep apnea, it can aid with nasal airflow and perhaps lessen the severity of symptoms. The effectiveness of rhinoplasty for patients with sleep apnea can be improved when combined with other treatments, like CPAP therapy.

Improve Your Self-Esteem

In addition to its physical effects, rhinoplasty’s psychological effects can also lead to better sleep. Many people who have rhinoplasty report better self-esteem and confidence as a result of their nose’s improved appearance. As a result, anxiety and self-consciousness may decrease, which may improve the quality of sleep. It might be simpler for people to unwind and go to sleep when they feel more at ease and assured about how they look.

Consult with a Reputable Surgeon

It’s important to remember that while rhinoplasty can enhance sleep, effects may differ from case to case. A thorough examination by a board-certified plastic surgeon is necessary to identify the patient’s unique issues and choose the best surgical strategy.

Contact Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery today and we can schedule a consultation and see if you are a potential candidate for rhinoplasty. We can go over your sleep and snoring issues, examine your nose to see if its structure is potentially causing these issues, and discuss a plan to fix your sleep and leave you looking great as well. Call today!

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