About Nasal Deformities
Effective Procedures to Improve Appearance and BreathingThe nose is most often the focal part of the face. As such, many people can be self-conscious if they feel their nose is too big, long, or otherwise strange-looking – whether due to injury or congenital conditions. In these cases, a feeling of dissatisfaction with the appearance of one’s nose is considered a cosmetic issue. Although it may not be deemed medically necessary, surgically changing the appearance of a misshapen or deformed nose can go a long way toward improving the way a patient feels, and miVIP understands how the look of a person’s nose can affect a positive self-image.
When the shape and structure of a nose inhibits a person’s breathing and health, the problem becomes functional. In many cases, surgical correction can greatly improve the quality of a patient’s life.
Causes of Nasal DeformitiesA wide variety of conditions can cause the type of nasal deformities that might prompt people to seek medical treatment. Many congenital or naturally occurring deformities, both mild and severe, can result in nasal difficulties. These can include anything from a cleft lip or palate, an abnormal growth or mass inside the nose, a crooked septum, age-related nose changes, or disorders such as Sarcoidosis or Wegner’s Disease. Other factors which can affect both nasal functionality and appearance include fractures from injuries, structural weakness, and heredity.
Common SymptomsPeople suffering from either functional or cosmetic nose deformities can experience a number of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing
- Decreased smell or taste
- Unhappiness with one’s appearance
- Poor self-image
Treating Nasal DeformitiesMedical technology today makes it possible for doctors to perform highly effective nasal surgery procedures that not only improve the functionality of a patient’s nose, but the appearance. Nasal treatments for chronic sinusitis and other breathing difficulties usually involve minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery. Doctors are also able to repair septum issues and fractures with surgery that’s relatively minor compared to the procedures of the past. Cleft palate complications, moderate to severe structural problems, and cosmetic issues can also be repaired with one to several surgical procedures. With the proper post-surgical care, the vast majority of nasal surgeries take a minimal amount of time to recover from.
Long-Term Prognosis of Nasal SurgeryToday’s state-of-the-art ENT procedures can give patients very good outcomes. Those who have suffered from breathing problems for years may be able to breathe freely after just one surgical procedure.
The caring staff at miVIP is available to listen to your concerns. Call our office today at 855-496-4847 to learn more about the different types of nasal treatments, or to schedule your appointment.
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