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Rhinoplasty Can Help You Solve Your Breathing Problems

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on August 27, 2014

53-minMany people who are looking into having Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” do not realize that the procedure can improve the look of your nose, while also improving your ability to breathe.  Rhinoplasty is an excellent way to fix part of your body that caused your self-confidence to lower, as well as offer you a way to breathe better.

Those that have breathing problems often have no idea that a nose job can be a great opportunity for a professional to identify and correct breathing difficulties.  Some of the more common breathing problems that can be addressed during a nose job include:

  • Deviated Septum –Patients with a deviated septum have a crooked nasal profile on the left, right, or both sides, depending on the severity of the problem.  Some patients have dealt with a deviated septum for so long that they do not know what normal breathing is even like.  Correction of a deviated septum can be done at the same time as Rhinoplasty.
  • Enlarged Turbinates – Enlargement of the turbinates is a common cause of breathing problems.  Turbinates are mucous-covered parts of the bone that run the length of the entire internal nasal cavity.  Turbinates function to moisten and filter the air coming into the nose.  However, when turbinate tissue becomes enlarged, it can significantly affect your breathing. During a Rhinoplasty procedure, this issue can be corrected.

Will Rhinoplasty be Covered by My Health Insurance?

Any type of plastic surgery that is done only for aesthetic reasons is usually not covered by most health insurance.  However, because a Rhinoplasty procedure can correct breathing problems, when you are combining Rhinoplasty and corrective breathing procedures, your insurance company might cover the portion of the surgery that helps to improve your breathing, as this is a basic function of good health.  It is always best to check with your insurance company for details undergoing a Rhinoplasty procedure that is meant to improve your breathing.

What to Look For in a Plastic Surgeon

If you have decided to have a nose job or any other type of plastic surgery, it is important to pick your plastic surgeon very carefully.  There are a variety of different certifications in the plastic surgery world, but the most important one is Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Becoming Board Certified by this esteemed organization requires extensive training and education that takes many years.  Only a small number of doctors are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are allowed membership into the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS seal serves as a peaceful reminder that patients are working with a plastic surgeon who will always have their best interest in mind.

Contact Dr. Bernabe Vazquez Today

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez is a plastic surgeon facility located in Miami, Florida. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been practicing for over 25 years.  To set up a free consultation with Dr. Vazquez, call our office, today at (305) 858-8222.