Nose Reshaping Surgery
Many surgeons regard rhinoplasty as one of the most technically difficult operations one can perform. The nose is a central and prominent facial feature with complex internal and external anatomy, and numerous factors can affect the healing process. Therefore, it is important to find a surgeon that understands the nose from both functional and aesthetic perspectives. Dr. Schmidt’s training has afforded him such an understanding. Nose reshaping surgery can involve a number of techniques ranging from sole modification of the nasal tip to repositioning of the bones. Each patient’s nose is treated with a customized approach. One size certainly does not fit all. Also, if a problem with breathing exists, Dr. Schmidt can simultaneously correct any sources of air-flow obstruction by performing a septoplasty or turbinate reduction. Click here to schedule a consultation today.
NASAL TURBINATE REDUCTION
If you are planning to underogo a rhinoplasty operation, Dr. Schmidt can also treat the structures inside the nose that may be contributing to difficulty breathing that you may experience. The nose contains three to four turbinate bones on each side of the internal nose. These bones project off all the walls like shelves and play a role in cleaning and humidifying the air for the lungs. The linings around these bones can become so thick that airflow through the nose is reduced or blocked completely. In such cases, Dr.Schmidt can shrink these structures to a reasonable size so that they maintain their proper function while allowing for good airflow though the nose. Dr. Schmidt’s background in head and neck surgery and exceptional understanding of the both the anatomy and physiology of the nose allow him to be adept at treating problems in this area.
The nasal septum can be thought of as a partition wall separating the space inside the nose into two separate halves. Genetic and environmental factors (such as trauma to the nose) can result in a misshapen or deviated septum. If there is enough distortion, the septum can prevent normal air flow through the nose. As a consequence, you may experience difficulty breathing through the nose, difficulty sleeping restfully, poor sense of smell and taste, nosebleeds, and/or headaches. Often, insurance companies will reimburse the cost of repairing a deviated septum. By straightening the nasal septum, you can often achieve a normal appearance to a previously crooked nose. Arrange to see Dr. Schmidt to have your nose thoroughly evaluated.