A rhinoplasty or nose job involves reshaping your nose for a variety of reasons. When most people think of a rhinoplasty, they think of a procedure that improves the appearance of a nose. While a rhinoplasty is often performed to change the size and shape of a nose and make it more aesthetically pleasing, it can also resolve a few medical conditions. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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Deviated Septum

A deviated septum occurs when the septum develops away from the bone or cartilage. It can narrow nostrils and create an off-center or crooked look. In some cases, a deviated septum can lead to breathing challenges. A rhinoplasty can straighten the crooked cartilage and improve breathing and facial symmetry.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that leads to snoring and breathing pauses during sleep. Although there are a variety of reasons sleep apnea may arise, one of the most common ones is chronic nasal congestion. IF CPAP and nightguards deem to be ineffective, rhinoplasty may be a necessary solution.

Sinus Issues

Your sinuses are spaces in your nasal airway and facial bones that comprise the upper part of your respiratory tract. Dr. Schalit may perform a rhinoplasty to resolve sinus infections and frequent sinus pain. It may be an option if conservative treatments don’t work.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths on the lining of your sinuses. They are widely seen in individuals with severe allergies and can make breathing a real challenge. A rhinoplasty can address this issue effectively with minimal downtime.

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Cosmetic vs. Functional Rhinoplasty

During a functional rhinoplasty, the cartilage of your nostrils are repaired and any structural defects that block their airway are resolved so that you can breathe better. 

Cosmetic rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is specifically designed to improve your appearance. It involves reshaping the nose to make it more symmetrical and proportional to the other features of your face. Dr. Schalit specializes in both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty.

During a consultation, Dr. Schalit will evaluate your nose and discuss your medical condition with you. If he believes that a rhinoplasty can help, he’ll educate you on the procedure and recovery process so you can decide whether or not you’d like to move forward.

“Almost two years ago, on April 5th 2017, I FINALLY was able to afford to get my rhinoplasty. I had broken my nose when I was 8 years old and got bullied for it for a long, long time. For the almost decade that I had that broken looking nose, I was never really happy with the way I looked no matter what I wore, no matter how I changed my hair, or how much makeup I had on. My nose always got in the way of how I saw myself and how I let others see me. I hated it completely. I had zero confidence. My mom was finally able to afford the rhinoplasty, and after the consultation they made me an appointment immediately. I couldn’t believe just how quick they got me in. The day of my surgery, I was excited as ever, and the nurses, anesthesiologist, and of course Dr. Schalit were all so caring and helped ease any anxiety I may have had. I am completely ecstatic with my experience at Florida Oral & Facial with Dr.Schalit. He did an amazing job, he fixed my nose, made it look normal again. I have confidence now, and don’t hate how I look. You can definitely trust him if you’re needing or wanting anything done. He did an absolutely incredible job, and I am so beyond happy with the results. It’s the best decision I have ever made, 100%.”*

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If you have further questions about a rhinoplasty or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 204-0644 or fill out our convenient online contact form.