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Nasal airway obstruction

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Nasal airway obstruction is very common. In fact many people may not know they have at least a partial obstruction of breathing as they may have never experienced what it is like to breath well. Many patients presenting to plastic surgeons for nose reshaping or rhinoplasty are diagnosed with a nasal airway obstruction. The patients will typically report that they have no breathing problems through the nose. However, during examination a partial or complete nasal airway obstruction is diagnosed. On further questioning, it becomes evident that many of such patients do not sleep well at night or even experience worsening breathing during exercises.

There are several causes of nasal airway obstruction. Chronic allergies are a common cause of difficulty breathing. Allergies do not respond to surgical treatment and are treated with medications. Obstruction due to a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates (sometimes referred to as “meat”) can be effectively treated surgically during a procedure called rhinoplasty. It poses a surgical challenge for a plastic surgeon who is performing cosmetic rhinoplasty on a patient who also has difficulty breathing.

As the nose is made smaller and narrower during rhinoplasty, the patency of nasal airway decreases. Unfortunately there are many patients who do not breath well following their rhinoplasty procedures. Most experienced rhinoplasty surgeons will take measures to also open nasal airways to improve or at least maintain the breathing function of the nose since creating beautiful nose that is blocked is simply a useless nose. Being able to breath well is important is as the quality of sleep, ability to exercise, and the health of the heart all depend on this important function.

Vladimir Grigoryants, MD

plastic surgeon Los Angeles specializing in rhinoplasty Los Angeles

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: which is better?

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Rhinoplasty (nose job) has traditionally been a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. This involves making small incisions outside and inside the nose to access the underlying bones and cartilages in order to modify their size and shape. However, as minimally invasive procedures are becoming more popular in medicine, non-surgical rhinoplasty Los Angeles has been tried for nose reshaping.

A number of injectable tissue fillers have been FDA approved in recent years such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiesse. These injectables have been used for correction of facial wrinkles. Many Los Angeles plastic surgeons have started injecting these fillers in the nose in order to alter the shape of the nose. For example, injecting the filler above and below the bump on the bridge allows to hide it achieving a straight appearing nasal bridge. The fillers can also be injected in the tip to improve the definition of the tip and give an illusion of a raised tip.

So, which rhinoplasty procedure is better? Both procedures have been highly popular. The advantage of non-surgical rhinoplasty Beverly Hills is that it takes 5-10 minutes to perform and has very minimal or no swelling associated with it. It works well for patients who have a small bump on the bridge of the nose or a mildly droopy or short tip. By making the nose bigger in certain areas, a more aesthetically pleasing shape can be achieved. The length or the width of the nose, however, cannot be reduced with these injections. The results of non-surgical nose job Beverly Hills usually last 4-7 months.

Surgical nose job Los Angeles is preferred when permanent changes in the shape of the nose are desired. Unlike the non-surgical option, with surgery the length and the width of the nose can be reduced. Furthermore, any co-existing breathing problems or nasal asymmetry can be improved. In general much better results and more significant changes in shape can be achieved with surgical nose reshaping.

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