Am I a candidate for functional Rhinoplasty? (Photos)
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Rhinoplasty to improve nasal breathing in an avid runner
Rhinoplasty, some advices:
The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.
In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Possible Functional Rhinoplasty
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Nasal airway obstruction
Thank you for submitting your pictures.
From observing your pictures, you have clearly a deviated bridge of your nose. It is depressed on the right slope and protruding on the left slope.
It is impossible to describe decisively what is the deformity inside your nasal cavity without examining you. However, what's common is common and it is unlikely that you have internal valve collapse, since it is rare, unless you had Rhinoplasty surgery.
Most likely, if you do not recall any trauma , it occurred at birth, resulting in your pictures' condition. Consequently, the septum is deviated and your turbinates are enlarged, causing blockage of your nasal airway, especially on the left side.
The solution for your problem is to have septoplasty (removal of the obstructing septum and straightening it) and inferior turbinectomy (partial removal of the hyper trophic inferior turbinates) , which will open your nasal airway widely and enable you to breath nasally.
Cosmetically, if desired, you will need cartilage graft on the right slope and osteotomy( break the slope) with infracture, in order to achieve symmetry.
Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who do lots of rhinoplasty surgery in accredited surgery center for your safety
Best of luck,
Nasal valve repair
Thank you for your question. If you have problems breathing from one side of your nose; uou may have a combination of a deviated nasal septum and a collapsed nasal valve. This can be treated with a functional rhinoplasty. I recommend seeking a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon to see if you are a candidate. It is important and helpful to do an intranasal examination to evaluate your nasal valve. Best regards, Gina Chu, MD.
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