When people hear about rhinoplasty, they often think of it as cosmetic surgery. However, certain medical conditions require rhinoplasty. If you are suffering from an injury or have breathing issues, this surgery can be used to help you regain the full function of your nose. UMASS Memorial Medical Group can repair nose damage that is causing breathing problems.
Medical Reasons for Rhinoplasty
In some cases, rhinoplasty may be medically necessary include to address symptoms of various conditions. These include the following:
- Cleft palate
- Deviated septum
- Cleft lip
- Nasal masses
- Structural abnormalities from trauma or an injury
- Nasal inflammation caused by chronic allergies
If you are ready to breathe normally again, consider rhinoplasty to correct the problem.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
During your initial consultation, your doctor will determine whether you need open or closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty is where the surgeon makes a small incision on the soft tissue that separates your nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty is done by making small incisions inside your nostrils. In most cases, closed rhinoplasty has a quicker recovery time.
Best Candidates for Medically Necessary Rhinoplasty
When considering rhinoplasty, you should be at least 16 years old. Since smoking slows the healing process, this surgery is best for non-smokers. During your initial consultation, your doctor reviews your medical history and the medications you are taking and does a full examination of your nose. Your doctor will also determine whether open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty should be used to correct your issues.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Process
It can take anywhere from two to four weeks for bruising and swelling to disappear. Some patients may even bruise around their eyes. You will notice immediate results if you are having rhinoplasty to improve your breathing.
Where to Find Rhinoplasty in Worcester, MA
To determine if rhinoplasty can provide you with the relief you need, contact our team at UMASS Memorial Medical Group today. Our team has extensive experience helping individuals across Worcester, MA, breathe better by providing them with top-quality and effective rhinoplasty. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling (508) 334-5990 to see if rhinoplasty is right for you.