Keeping Yourself or Your Housemates up at night?
You have probably researched all the possible at home remedies in hopes of a solution to stop snoring before considering plastic surgery. If you are not the one who is snoring, you most definitely know of someone in your household that is. Although it is a topic people often make jokes about, it can be a serious situation. For one, it can result in problems if you are in a relationship. Your partner will constantly be disturbed and lack a good night’s rest if they can’t fall asleep at night. Not only will snoring affect others, but it can be an issue regarding your own health. Snoring can disrupt your breathing cycle during your sleep. We all know how frustrating it can be when you don’t have a solution to a problem. Let’s figure out if rhinoplasty can be your solution to stop snoring.
What Causes Us To Snore?
There are far too many causes that lead to snoring in people’s sleep. The vibrating sound can be temporary due to actions such as alcohol consumption. On the other hand, snoring can also be caused by actions you can’t control in your body such as air flow. When your body is asleep, air circulation can be closed off from your nose and throat which lacks oxygen flow through the lungs. Everyone has unique physical traits and personal habits that can make you more prone to snoring.
You may be snoring because of
- Enlarged tonsils/tongue
- Extra weight around the neck
- Structure of nose/jaw
- The position you are sleeping in
Should I Schedule a Rhinoplasty Procedure?
After all the failed attempts of quick remedies to silence your sound when sleeping, you are willing to try anything, even a nose job. With the countless causes of snoring, only one of those issues can be solved by having a rhinoplasty procedure. The cosmetic procedure may be a solution to stop snoring if the problem is caused by a deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is the thin wall of bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils. Some people are born with a deviated septum, while others have it due to injury. It can be difficult to breathe in your sleep if your nasal septum is not correctly centered. A septoplasty procedure can be performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty procedure where the shape and function of your nose will be altered.
What Is Septoplasty?
A possible solution to stop snoring is a septoplasty procedure. It is a nasal reconstructive surgery specifically designed to repair nasal function. One of the concerns it can correct is a deviated nasal septum. The procedure can correct the airway and enhance your breathing through your nostrils. Doctors will also diagnose snoring with obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when your throat muscles block the airway from the nasal passage during sleep. If you have a structural concern regarding your nose and a deviated septum that affects your breathing, both septoplasty and rhinoplasty will correct function and visible concerns.
Sleeping pills, nasal strips, and your sleep position can only prevent snoring temporarily. If it is a recurring issue it can be more problematic. Snoring can be a difficult concern to battle with. Consult with an experienced surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for either procedure. While rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to alter the shape of your nose, it can be complementary alongside a septoplasty procedure which will correct airflow in your nostril. In hopes to correct your breathing and sleeping patterns, nasal reconstruction may be your solution to stop snoring.