Interested in reconstructive plastic surgery procedures? Visit our sister site:

Breathing Easy: 5 Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Considering a nose job but not quite convinced it's right for you? A rhinoplasty is a routine yet transformative procedure that offers the refinement your nose needs to align with your ideal look. But it's not all about vanity - rhinoplasty offers legitimate health benefits too. Rhinoplasties reduce obstructions in the sinuses and repair abnormalities so you can finally breathe easy and ditch those nighttime nasal strips for good. 

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery? 

Rhinoplasty, most commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure done to reshape or resize the nose. It is one of the most common facial cosmetic surgeries performed. During a rhinoplasty, an incision is made either inside the nostrils or in the area of skin between the nostrils. The rhinoplasty surgeon will then reshape the bone and cartilage inside the nose to achieve the desired new nose shape. Getting a nose job can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. It may be done for cosmetic reasons to enhance facial harmony and self-esteem or to correct breathing problems or birth defects. 

Recovery after rhinoplasty involves swelling and bruising that will subside gradually over a couple of weeks. Full results are visible after the swelling goes down completely in about three months.

Reason 1: Achieve More Restful Sleep 

Rhinoplasty surgery can treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea by removing obstructions and opening the nasal airways. Snoring and sleep apnea occur when airflow is obstructed, often due to a deviated septum or malformed internal nasal structure. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon will identify constricted areas in the nasal passages and use surgical techniques to enlarge and reshape them. Obstructing tissues like adenoid glands or excess bony structures are reduced. Straightening a deviated septum improves symmetry and widens the nasal passages. By removing impediments and calibrating the nasal anatomy, airflow is optimized to allow quiet, unobstructed breathing during sleep. Patients report reduced snoring and restoration of high-quality, rejuvenating sleep after corrective rhinoplasty. For some, it eliminates the need for cumbersome CPAP machines.

Reason 2: Alleviate Common Sinus Conditions

Rhinoplasty surgery is often an effective method of alleviating chronic sinus problems by structurally correcting issues inside the nasal cavity. During a rhinoplasty, a surgeon may perform a septoplasty which straightens the nasal septum if it is deviated or crooked. Fixing a deviated septum can significantly improve breathing and airflow through the nasal passages. The surgeon may also remove polyps or other obstructions, reconstruct damaged structures, or enlarge too-narrow nasal passages. 

Opening up nasal airways through rhinoplasty allows mucus to drain properly to help reduce chronic infections and inflammation. By addressing these structural causes of congestion, rhinoplasty creates smoother airflow and helps prevent recurring issues with sinus infections and postnasal drip. The end result is improved breathing and reduced sinus symptoms.

Reason 3: Reconstruction After a Broken Nose 

Rhinoplasty is an effective surgery to repair a fractured or broken nose. During a rhinoplasty, the surgeon will reposition and stabilize the shifted or collapsed nasal bones into their proper alignment. Fractured septal cartilage will also be repositioned, and any deformities corrected. This reconstructive surgery is more involved than a closed reduction, where the bones are reset non-surgically. It also differs from open reduction, which resets the bones surgically but without the incisions and intricate reshaping of rhinoplasty. The key benefit of rhinoplasty over these other approaches is the ability to restore pre-trauma contours and aesthetic appearance along with fixing breathing obstructions. Since the nose is such a central facial feature, rhinoplasty offers the most comprehensive restoration for both form and function after a nasal fracture. The procedure has a longer, more invasive recovery, but the results are m

Reason 4: Improve Breathing Problems

Rhinoplasty is an effective treatment for many chronic nasal breathing problems. During the surgery, your surgeon can identify and correct structural issues inside the nose that obstruct airflow. A deviated septum can be straightened, projections removed, valve areas resized, and passages widened. Polyps and scar tissue can also be removed. By reshaping bone, cartilage, and soft tissue, the nasal anatomy is optimized for smooth, unobstructed breathing. Rhinoplasty provides more comprehensive treatment of breathing problems than non-surgical options like medication sprays or CPAP devices. Patients report dramatic improvements in congestion, stuffiness, and restricted breathing after rhinoplasty. They can breathe clearly through the nose with less mouth breathing, sleep better, and vigorously exercise without obstruction.

Effectively correcting severe nasal issues, such as a deviated septum, can prevent a range of more serious conditions from developing, such as frequent sinus infections, nosebleeds, facial pain and headaches, congestion, mouth breathing, and postnasal drip down the throat. 

Reason 5: Boost Self-Esteem 

Rhinoplasty offers patients an opportunity to reshape their nose to align better with their ideal self-image. Many people have concerns about their nose proportions in relation to the rest of their face– and a rhinoplasty is an effective way to add balance and symmetry to the face. Changing the size, shape, or angle of their nose with rhinoplasty often gives patients newfound confidence and improved self-image. Rhinoplasty is a great way for patients to achieve their ideal image and approach life with their best face forward. 

Explore Your Options: Schedule a Consultation for Rhinoplasty Surgery in New Jersey with The Plastic Surgery Center

While rhinoplasties are very common procedures, they are among the most difficult to perform. Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon to guide you through this process is critical for achieving your desired results. The technical skill level and aesthetic vision of our team of world-renowned plastic surgeons in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York make them the best choice to help you achieve your ideal image. Breathing problems, sinus issues, and concerns with the overall shape or size of your nose are not things that you have to live with forever. Schedule a consultation today to discuss how our team at The Plastic Surgery Center can help you look and feel like your best self. 



Awards, Certificates, & Associations

Our world-class surgical team has been widely published and recognized for their exceptional surgical skills and commitment to patient care.