Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Does rhinoplasty help snoring?

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is typically performed to enhance the cosmetic aspects of the nose. However, it is quite common to perform septoplasty for a deviated septum or turbinate reduction for enlarged turbinates at the same time as rhinoplasty. In this case, rhinoplasty can help snoring.

Snoring typically emanates from vibrations of the soft palate or the back of the tongue. If airflow dominates through the mouth, these vibrations can be much stronger than if it is bypassed through the nose. Deviated septum surgery, turbinate reduction, or nasal valve collapse can improve nasal breathing and improve if not cure snoring.

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