According to Dr Steven Park (an expert on Sleep Disordered breathing), if any part of the nasal anatomy becomes obstructed either partially or completely, this will trigger your nostrils to collapse during sleep which may lead to sleep breathing disorders such as Dr Park advises-that one should try to avoid common surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty as they can affect the way you breathe and sleep. During a nose job, the hump is taken down or the tip is made more narrow. During the procedure, certain support structures are weakened resulting in flimsy nostrils many years later. With any procedure that narrows the tip, a portion of the lower lateral cartilages have to be either removed or weakened. These cartilages are one of the main support structures that keep your nostril from collapsing inwards.
People with a nasal hump already have narrow jaws which compromises your nasal cavity. Underdevelopment of the mid-face pulls the upper lip and the lower cartilaginous nose down, creating the classic nasal hump. Rhinoplasty surgery will worsen nasal congestion by removing nasal cartilage. This can aggravate breathing problems down the line.
If one undergoes a surgical rhinoplasty procedure, one can usually breathe well initially but years or decades later, constant inspiration and vacuum forces from routine breathing cause the nostrils to slowly cave inwards, worsening nasal congestion which can aggravate or cause obstructive sleep apnea or UARS.
Even with contemporary rhinoplasty techniques, it’s important to prevent this from happening using proper technique and by minimising removal of excessive cartilage. Better still, a non surgical nasal rejuvenation such as 3D Rhinoplasty may be a safer solution.
Nose reshaping with fillers results vary for individuals. In general, it can last for up to 18 months. As an added advantage, since the results are non-permanent, adjustments can be made as you go along to meet your ever- changing demands. But most importantly, this treatment allows you to continually retain a natural look.
Make an appointment with one of our Skin Renewal doctors for an assessment to see if you are suited for this procedure.