The Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty For a Deviated Septum
By Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, on June 26, 2013
Plastic surgery is a field that is often associated with beauty procedures. While many of the most popular procedures do enhance one’s outward appearance, many procedures also come with additional health benefits. Patients who undergo a rhinoplasty procedure (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) may walk away from the procedure with a more attractive nose. However, there are many patients who seek out rhinoplasty surgery to improve their quality of life.
Rhinoplasty is among the top five most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures. In addition to the aesthetic results that many patients seek, a nose job is one of the best solutions for patients looking to deal with a deviated septum, which can cause breathing issues that can adversely affect daily life.
The nasal septum is the wall that separates the two nostrils from one another. Patients who experience problems with the nasal septum, either from birth or accidental damage, have a condition known as a deviated septum. Problems with the nasal septum can create health problems for the patient. Some of the most common issues associated with a deviated septum are:
- Breathing Problems: A deviated septum can make breathing difficult for people. Improper breathing can lead to sleep problems and a lethargic feeling.
- Increased Congestion: Patients who suffer from a deviated septum often experience higher levels of congestion; which, in turn, can create even more breathing problems and lead to more frequent illness.
- More Frequent Nosebleeds: Patients who suffer from a deviated septum are more prone to nosebleeds.
- More Frequent Sinus Infections: An increase in sinus infections is a common side effect of having a deviated septum. Sinus issues can impede breathing and lead to frequent headaches.
Rhinoplasty surgery can repair damage done to the nasal septum, not only improving the appearance of the nose, but correcting the issues that contribute to the health issues listed above. Not only will a patient who has work done to correct their deviated septum look better, but they will feel better as a result.
Rhinoplasty surgery is just one example of a cosmetic procedure often known for its beauty enhancement properties that has benefits beyond the aesthetic. Plastic surgery can be an important part of treating many health related issues from birth defects, illness related incidents, or accidental damage.
From breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors to the improved sinus health benefits of rhinoplasty, plastic surgery procedures are more than vanity procedures.