Causes of a crooked, or deviated nose, may be due to the bones of the nose or cartilage of the nose. Whether from a sports injury or other accident the nose may become deviated which in turn may or may not affect breathing. Corrective rhinoplasty may improve the relative ‘straightness’ of the nose.
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One of the most important findings after a rhinoplasty is the ability to continue breathing well through both sides of the nose, or even having improved breathing following a nasal procedure. During a nasal surgery, there are steps of the procedure that can help preserver or even improve breathing following rhinoplasty.
A “reduction” rhinoplasty may involve lowering of the dorsum, or bridge, of the nose to straighten the profile of the nose; additionally, the cartilage of the tip of the nose may be reshaped and on occasion soft tissues of the nasal soft tissue also may be carefully thinned.
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A functional septoplasty is a procedure that may be performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty in order to straighten the septum, which divides the left and right sides of the nose on the inside of the nose to help one’s breathing. Sometimes, cartilage is borrowed from the septum as part of a rhinoplasty.
Patients will often use saline, or salt water sprays following a rhinoplasty inside the nose in order to help keep the inside incisions clean while irrigating the nose on the inside following either a septoplasty or a rhinoplasty.
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Swelling after a rhinoplasty may take up to a year to fully resolve with most of the swelling being present in the first 2-3 months. Depending on the the type of rhinoplasty (for instance a closed versus open rhinoplasty) and the changes made during the surgery, the length of postoperative swelling may vary. There are […]
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