Monday, February 19, 2018

Rhinoplasty and Sleep Apnea

Some of my Houston rhinoplasty patients have issues with breathing while sleeping and admit to snoring or even apneic events. Rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes will not improve breathing, snoring, and definitely not sleep apnea. However, if septoplasty or turbinate reduction is performed at the same time as rhinoplasty, this will improve breathing and snoring. Nose surgery will not improve sleep apnea or treat sleep apnea. However, if you are on CPAP, it may make the CPAP more tolerable with lower airway pressures.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.