Rhinoplasty For Breathing Issues with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
Nasal breathing needs to be assessed with every patient who is considering a rhinoplasty. Nasal breathing needs to be assessed whether a patient has a pre-existing issue or does not have nasal obstruction. The nose primarily serves the purpose of the free flow of air and the humidification of the air before reaching the lungs. Nasal breathing is a quality of life that most people may take for granted. However, the obstruction of air through the nose will cause a person much distress. A rhinoplasty surgeon needs to have a keen understanding of the nasal anatomy and the potential sites which can nasal breathing problems.
Dr. Bared takes a thorough nasal breathing history and performs a thorough nasal breathing examination on every patient who is considering a rhinoplasty. If the patient has a pre-existing complaint of obstructed nasal breathing, Dr. Bared attempts to diagnose and treat the cause of this obstruction. As a facial plastic surgeon with a background in otolaryngology, Dr. Bared has a thorough appreciation of the nasal anatomy and the various causes for breathing problems. Dr. Bared performs a thorough examination of the nasal valve which is very often overlooked by surgeons. The nasal valve is the narrowest point of air flow in the nose. It is a three-dimensional area that is often misunderstood even by ear, nose, and throat specialists. As a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nasal surgery and rhinoplasty, Dr. Bared performs a detailed analysis of this area within the nose to both prevent and treat nasal breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty has to be performed in every case with a great respect for the function of the nose—to breath clearly and unobstructed. If a rhinoplasty surgery is performed without this knowledge or appreciation nasal breathing problems will ensue. It is always in the best interest of the patient, to prevent nasal breathing issue as once a nasal breathing issue ensues after a rhinoplasty its correction becomes challenging. This being said, given Dr. Bared’s background as a facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, he often corrects nasal breathing issues in his revision rhinoplasty cases.
It is important to consult with a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and has the appropriate background and surgical training. Nasal breathing issues can cause great distress and the benefits of clear nasal breathing are often not entirely appreciated until after it has been corrected. Dr. Bared will often hear from patients, “I didn’t even know how poorly I breathed through my nose until after the surgery corrected the problem.” Nasal breathing is a quality of life issue that should not be ignored and appropriately addressed in rhinoplasty.