In an article published June 25th on Healio, data from a recent study revealed that rhinoplasty patients whose nasal obstruction had caused sleep apnea before their procedure saw improvements in their condition. On average, these patients reported improved figures across the board including measurements of fatigue and how prevalent each individual�s nasal obstruction was after the procedure. According to the medical group Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), the reason that a patient may request a rhinoplasty procedure may be very different depending on the individual. While the patients outlined in this study elected the operation for functional reasons, many patients of BHP choose to have the procedure done for cosmetic reasons. According to BHP, both are legitimate motivations.
In the functional aspect obstructed breathing as outlined by the article, a collapsed or narrowed breathing canal due to an injury or birth defect is also a reason why many patients choose to have a rhinoplasty. The medical group notes that, in addition to having functional benefits for the patients, many of these types of rhinoplasties also improve the look of the nose or, at the very least, can make it slightly more symmetrical.
A majority of BHP's clients come in looking for cosmetic surgery for cosmetic reasons, and that fact is no different with rhinoplasty. BHP also notes that just because these cosmetic procedures do not have a functional benefit from a medical point of view, they can still make a great impact on a person�s life. BHP says that confidence and comfort in one�s own appearance is often crucial in everyday interactions. While no surgical procedure is right for every single patient, many BHP rhinoplasty patients say they love the new shape and look of their nose, but most importantly they love the confidence they gain.