Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for physical health, and sleep apnea is one of the leading causes for interrupted sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that obstructs one’s breathing during sleep and produces symptoms such as:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up from deep sleep
  • Pause in breathing
  • Exhaustion after a full night’s sleep

In its worst form, sleep apnea is a condition that threatens the lives of many Dallas patients. Septoplasty is the most effective and permanent way to stop the symptoms from affecting their quality of life.

How Septoplasty Can Cure Sleep Apnea

There are numerous types of sleep apnea, and septoplasty is one of the few procedures that can cure it for good. If a patient’s sleep apnea is caused by a nasal obstruction in one of the three key areas of their nose, then plastic surgery can help alleviate symptoms to the point where they almost completely disappear. These three areas are:

  • Septum: Separating the right and left sides with a wall of bone and tissue, if the septum is skewed off-center then it has the potential to cause breathing trouble. A septoplasty can adjust the position of the nasal septum, eliminating the cause of sleep apnea.
  • Turbinates: On the bottom left and right of the nostrils, the areas of tissue that flare out to the side are called turbinates. When too large, they can prevent airflow and lead to sleep apnea. A septoplasty reduces the size of the turbinates, restoring a normal flow of air and reducing the chances of developing sleep apnea.
  • Nasal valve: The upper bridge of a nose that narrows significantly is known as the nasal valve. When the nasal valve is too narrow, air cannot pass through and breathing is obstructed. A plastic surgeon can use cartilage to rebuild the nasal valve so that air can pass unobstructed.

During a consultation, Dr. Bassichis will explain the method of surgery recommended for your form of sleep apnea. In some cases a combination of these procedures will be used to remove all breathing obstructions for increased patient comfort.

Healing from a Septoplasty

The standard recovery time for a septoplasty is a few weeks. It is especially important to rest during this time and anticipate spending at least a week home from work, while sticking to mild activity. This will reduce the chances of swelling or any complications from arising after surgery. It will also give the best opportunity for the nose to heal without risking damage to this site.

To alleviate the discomfort from surgery, Dr. Bassichis recommends:

  • Taking medication as directed.
  • Holding off on strenuous physical activities such as running or sports for an average of two weeks.
  • Applying ice or frozen peas to the area around your nose to reduce swelling and minimize bruising.

After a few weeks it will be difficult to tell that you’ve even had surgery, however a full recovery from surgery can take up to a year.

To schedule your septoplasty surgery, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to get started with a consultation

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Rhinoplasty Dallas

When the bones and cartilage that form one’s nose are broken, such as in an accident or though contact during sports, they sustain a nasal fracture that can affect both the way they breathe and look. To prevent more severe consequences of a nasal fracture, it’s important to seek immediate medical assistance from a primary care physician or the emergency room. This care will allow timely surgical treatment to be received in the form of a rhinoplasty from a qualified facial plastic surgeon if the nose does not heal properly.

What a Rhinoplasty Can Correct

The black eyes and swelling that come with a nasal fracture will heal in time, but the only way to improve breathing and appearance is through a rhinoplasty. Dallas patients seek treatment from Dr. Bassichis after receiving treatment from their primary care doctor.

During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will review what changes need to be made, and he will also:

  • Use photos prior to the nasal fracture as a template for surgery.
  • Set expectations for the final result of the rhinoplasty.
  • Outline the benefits and risks of the procedure.

The goal of a rhinoplasty after a nasal fracture is to get the nose back to the way prior to the injury, breathing and looking back to normal.

Causes of Impaired Breathing

Depending on how the nose breaks, there are a few different ways to correct the appearance and function of it. In most cases, breathing trouble is either caused by:

  • Deviated septum: Facial trauma causes the septum to get pushed off center and create trouble breathing due to blockage.
  • Nasal valve: When this area of the nose becomes too narrow, as in some patients who sustain nasal fractures, breathing through it can become difficult.

Both of these problems stem from a defect in the internal structure of the nose and are remedied with an open rhinoplasty. This allows Dr. Bassichis to view the entire nasal cavity and repair the damage caused by a nasal fracture.

Restoring Your Appearance with Rhinoplasty

While there is some cosmetic benefit to repairing nasal structures related to breathing, many Dallas patients require additional attention to the cosmetic aspect of their broken nose. A few of the problems corrected with a rhinoplasty include:

  • Crookedness: Usually affects their ability to breathe as well as making the nose appear off-center.
  • Cartilage loss: If the nose was broken badly, it is possible to lose cartilage and even bone. This lack of structure changes the appearance of the nose and can be corrected by grafting new cartilage to the area.

Dr. Bassichis provides Dallas patients with treatment adapted to their precise problems, restoring the nose back to the way it was prior to the nasal fracture.

On the Importance of Immediate Treatment

After sustaining a nasal fracture, it is imperative for patients to seek treatment immediately. In many cases, a primary care physician will prevent worsening damage and plastic surgery may not even be necessary. However, if they delay treatment, it can leave them waiting months for surgery to return their nose back to normal.

If you need plastic surgery for your nasal fracture, contact our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation today.

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