Common Causes of Nasal Airway Obstruction

It is common for patients seeking rhinoplasty to also suffer from some form of airway obstruction, especially after trauma or previous nasal surgery. The goal of rhinoplasty should always be for the patient to have a nose that performs as well as it looks. While rhinoplasty surgery often presents the opportunity to correct nasal function, optimal results will only be obtained with a skillful and experienced NJ plastic surgeon.

Nasal airway obstruction may be the result of nasal trauma, a congenital defect, previous rhinoplasty or even a combination of these factors. Rhinoplasty can correct the nasal structures to restore these functions while improving the aesthetics of the nose.

The most commonly involved nasal structure defects include:

  • Deviated septums.
  • Enlarged turbinates.
  • Inflammation and swelling of the nasal lining and tissues.
  • Nasal polyps.
  • Collapsed dorsum or nasal tips.

Although nasal airway obstruction is a common problem, successfully alleviating the issues while creating an aesthetically pleasing nose usually go together by way of structural and anatomical considerations.

What Happens During a Functional Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty surgery to relieve airway obstruction must incorporate a unique set of procedures and techniques specifically tailored to the needs of the patient being treated. Dr. Stephanie Cohen and Dr. Rick Winters are knowledgeable airway obstruction rhinoplasty plastic surgeons in Bergen County, NJ who are skilled in reparative surgeries.

A nasal airway obstruction rhinoplasty may involve reshaping or restructuring a deviated septum, removing portions of enlarged turbinates, and/or removing and reshaping other tissues and structures in the nose and nasal passages. Some surgeries may require tissue grafts.

Doctors Cohen and Winters have the skill and experience required to successfully repair and rebuild nasal structures by employing expert grafting techniques, tissue rearrangement and tissue transplantation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Functional Rhinoplasty?

A consultation with Dr. Cohen or Dr. Winters in their Bergen County office will help to identify if someone is a good candidate for nasal airway surgery. Regardless of a patient’s unique set of circumstances, Doctors Cohen and Winters are dedicated to improving their patient’s breathing functions and creating an aesthetically pleasing nose that complements the patient’s features.

How Do I Select the Best Surgeon for Functional Rhinoplasty?

While nose surgery is one of the most complicated plastic surgeries, meeting the demands of rhinoplasty and the exacting requirements for relieving airway obstruction requires a surgeon with substantial knowledge, advanced skill and expert technique.

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Winters are successful NJ airway obstruction rhinoplasty surgeons who gained their skills through experience as reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons. This, combined with their dedication and commitment to the best possible outcome for every patient helps them to deliver exceptional airway obstruction rhinoplasty results.

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“As much as successful rhinoplasty demands meticulous technique and command of nasal anatomy, you must trust your surgeon’s aesthetic judgement above all else.”

– dr. rick winters