My nose is too big for my face. I would like to get it reduced with rhinoplasty. I am a nose breather. If I get my nose reduced, will it affect my breathing at all?
Many people who seek rhinoplasty to reduce the size of their nose are also concerned with whether or not their breathing will be adversely effected. I have seen small noses that function well and large noses that the individual can hardly breath out of. When performed correctly, even though your nose may be reduced in size during your rhinoplasty, the functional portions of your nose should not change to any significant degree. It is important that your rhinoplasty surgeon have experience in nasal airway procedures and insure that the proper steps are taken, such as stabilizationof the internal nasal valves during hump reduction, or correction of a deviated septum, to prevent any negative issues with your nasal breathing.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld