Many people looking for rhinoplasty in Toronto are motivated by difficulties breathing. There are a few conditions that are quite as worrying. Not only does this provide an uncomfortable distraction throughout the day, but it can oftentimes limit the amount of exercise or activities that you can partake in without causing respiratory distress.
In some cases, it might lead to longer-term health issues. But how do you tell if your nasal breathing problems require a medical examination and surgery? How do you tell what is causing them? And how do you determine if you need a functional rhinoplasty surgery to help alleviate these symptoms? If you’re considering a functional Rhinoplasty in Toronto, this blog explains all the basics and perminilary self-diagnosis tips. If this is an emergency or ongoing issue you should of course seek medical assistance right away and consult a physician.
What Are the Symptoms of Breathing Difficulties?
We might assume that all breathing difficulties are mostly the same. However, issues with our sinuses and nasal passages can manifest in many different ways. Before you go looking for a Rhinoplasty in Toronto, it’s essential you be able to recognize the different kinds of breathing difficulty symptoms that can arise. Consulting with your family doctor as a starting point is always suggested before booking a consultation with a facial cosmetic surgeon.
Some symptoms are pretty obvious and you’ll be well aware of them. Immediate signs are constant nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through at least one nostril, and a reduced capacity to smell and taste. Even breathing difficulties you don’t notice can have noticeable side effects caused by unconsciously breathing through your mouth. Signs of mouth breathing can include dry mouth and chronic bad breath.
Sometimes breathing difficulties can have more dramatic symptoms, such as nosebleeds, frequent sinus infections, severe sinus pressure, headaches, and pain. It can also result in sleep apnea, where the flow of breath is broken as you sleep.
What Causes Breathing Difficulties?
Sometimes, frequent breathing problems are simply the result of sinus infections constantly blocking up your nose and why it’s important to first see your family doctor to determine next steps and if it can be treated through medication or requires a second medical opinion from a rhinoplasty surgeon.
However, if you have an unusually high amount of recurring sinus infections, something else may be at play. Growths called nasal polyps can end up forming in your sinuses – these will block your airflow and lead to a higher number of infections. Nasal Polyps will require surgery to remove.
Constant breathing problems could also be caused by allergies. Having allergies leads to frequent inflammation inside your nose, leading to difficulty breathing.
However, sometimes breathing difficulties simply come from the shape of your nose. It could be that your nasal passages are too narrow and make it difficult for air to move through them. It could also be that you have a condition known as a “deviated septum,” where the cartilage between your nasal passages is asymmetrical or crooked. This could be because of genetics or damage and is a significant cause of breathing issues. It could even be due to a previously done botched rhinoplasty. In this case, you’ll require a skilled cosmetic surgeon to perform revision rhinoplasty. You can feel confident when going to Dr. Rival. He is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American and Canadian Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
If allergies and nasal polyps are ruled out as causes of your breathing difficulties, it could simply be that your nose itself has an issue with its structure.
Resolving Deviated Septums and More
If you have a deviated septum, narrow nasal passages, or are having difficulty breathing after a nose injury, then you might require a functional rhinoplasty surgery. A functional rhinoplasty can also be done at the same time as an aesthetic one – fixing a deviated septum will not only ensure you breathe easier but will give your nose a more appealing external appearance!
Our cosmetic surgeons have years of experience with functional rhinoplasties. If you want more information about rhinoplasty in Toronto, such as the rhinoplasty recovery stages, then don’t hesitate to contact us right away. We’re always ready to answer your questions about any type of rhinoplasty!