I've gotten a sinus infection and uri almost monthly for about a year now and was told by my PCP that my ins. will pay for a nose job. I like the way my nose looks but I'm very tired of being sick all the time. Will getting the nose job make it where i'm sick less?
Will Getting my Deviated Septum Fixed Help Prevent Sinus Infections?
Doctor Answers 4
Sinus Surgery and septoplasty
If you are happy with the sape of your nose you don't need to have rhinoplasty done. Septoplasty can improve your sinus infections.
However, I have done many cases of both Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septo-Rhinoplasty with great success. If you decide to do that, make sure you see an experienced surgeon in bothe fields.
Implications of a Rhinoplasty vs. Septoplasty
Septoplasty can help you breathe and improve your sinus function without changing your nose
A "nose job" is a rhinoplasty, the goal of which is to improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose. Surgery to improve your breathing, or to improve the function of your sinuses on he inside of the nose, the functional part of your nose, is a whole different thing.
Your sinus infections could be influenced by many factors, including:
1. the the structure of your nose (a deviated septum, large inferior turbinates, or blocked sinus outflow tracts
3. systemic medical problems
I would recommend seeking consultation and examination by a board certified ear nose and throat surgeon who can perform an exam (likely do a CT scan of your sinuses as well), and discuss the best plan to help you breathe and help you with your recurrent sinusitis.
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