Sinus problems often result from a deviated septum or other structural abnormalities in the nose. With a rhinoplasty or nasal surgery procedure at ENT and Allergy Specialists, you can find relief from sinus issues and start breathing easy. The practice offers convenient locations in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, or East Norriton, Pennsylvania. Call to schedule a consultation or click to book online today.
A rhinoplasty is often called a nose job, or nose reshaping. People often get the procedure for cosmetic reasons, to change the size or shape of the nose or to make it appear more proportional.
For people who have chronic sinus issues, a rhinoplasty may also correct a deviated septum, which is a structural issue in the nose that prevents proper airflow and breathing.
During a rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon makes small cuts in the nostrils to reach the base of the nose. They then reshape and mold the bone and surrounding cartilage to better open the sinus passageways or to change the appearance of the nose.
Nasal surgery is a general term used to describe different types of nose procedures that improve the health of the sinuses. Rhinoplasty is often combined with nasal surgery. Together, the two procedures can help reshape the inner structure of the nose, open up the airways, and provide a more pleasing outward appearance.
While you recover from a rhinoplasty or nasal surgery, you might wear a splint or a bandage on your nose to protect the bone and cartilage as it heals. Most people experience swelling, which may last up to a few weeks.
It takes time for the new contours of your nose to take shape. Once they do, however, you should be able to breathe with more ease and you’ll experience fewer problems like congestion or sinus infections. In terms of the appearance of your nose, full results of a rhinoplasty are usually visible after about one year.
Many people with sinus problems spend years taking over-the-counter medications, prescription allergy drugs, or trying other methods that only deliver mediocre results. The problem with these approaches is that they don’t address the structural problems of the nose.
With a rhinoplasty or nasal surgery, your physician can correct abnormalities in alignment or structure that are compromising your ability to breathe easily.
To learn more about the rhinoplasty or nasal surgery options at ENT and Allergy Specialists, click to book a consultation or call the office today.