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Rhinoplasty: Many people spend a fortune to have a nose like Scarlett Johansson’s, Halle Berry’s or Kate Beckinsale’s. For them, spending money for a nose job is an investment they make for themselves.

Getting a rhinoplasty, though, can offer more than that. It’s true that this cosmetic procedure is designed to reshape the nose to have a more pleasing appearance, but it can also improve breathing issues. In fact, a rhinoplasty can solve both issues at the same time.

Rhinoplasty is the second most requested procedure for good reason. Here are some of the most common medical conditions that this procedure can correct.

  1. Chronic Sinusitis

Millions of people in the US alone suffer from chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related problems. Nasal allergies, sinus congestions and many others, which usually flare up in the cold months, could leave sufferers weak and disrupt their normal routines. If you’re experiencing congestion in the airways, chronic sinus infections, or dry mouth, you can find relief by getting a rhinoplasty, more specifically a functional rhinoplasty.

  1. Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate

These are malformations or birth defects that occur while the baby is developing inside the mother’s womb. Cleft lip is a narrow split that appears in the upper lip, which sometimes extends to the nose’s base and to the bones of the upper jaw or gum. A cleft palate, on the other hand, is a split on the roof of the mouth. Both defects are due to the lack of tissue in the lip and mouth during pregnancy. These oral malformations are treatable through rhinoplasty.

  1. Deviated Septum

This is a condition wherein the bone and cartilage that divides the nasal cavities are crooked or off center. Trauma or injury is often the cause of a deviated septum. However, some individuals suffer from this since birth. Aside from making the facial appearance look asymmetrical, a deviated septum can also cause breathing problems. Active individuals can greatly benefit from a rhinoplasty to fix this, as they can enjoy optimum cardiovascular function thanks to an unrestricted airflow.

These three are just some of the most common medical conditions a functional-rhinoplasty can correct. Additionally, a it can be beneficial in certain medical cases, such as to correct a facial deformation or broken bones.

Whatever medical issue you may have, you can always consult with one of the talented surgeons at MHS to find out if a rhinoplasty can address it. If not, we can recommend a different treatment plan for you that’d be more suitable in solving your medical concern.

To learn more about rhinoplasty and other procedures, contact Dr. Samer Fakhri at My Houston Surgeons today. Dr. Fakhri is an internationally renowned rhinologist who has been practicing in the Houston area for over 10 years.