A rhinoplasty is often a great solution to help treat breathing difficulties caused by a previous injury to the nose or issues related to the natural position or shape of your nose.
The most common cause of breathing difficulties is a deviated nasal septum. This is the internal partition between the right and left nasal passage and it is not uncommon for it actually to be crooked on both sides which can really affect the airflow within the nose. In many cases, patients often do not even know they have this as they have never experienced what ‘normal’ breathing is. This procedure is known as a septo-rhinoplasty.
Other nasal issues that may affect breathing include previous injuries or a previous rhinoplasty that has resulted in breathing problems.
Immediately after rhinoplasty surgery, you may not necessarily have perfect breathing right away so it may feel like the procedure has not worked, or in some cases made your breathing difficulties worse. The inside of the nose has to undergo the same healing processes. Once the swelling has resolved after 1 or 2 weeks, you can expect to notice more of a change in your previous breathing difficulties and hopefully a positive improvement.