Nasal airway reconstruction is a surgical procedure involving techniques to open up and refine the airway within the nose. Surgery is often the last resort, but can offer significant relief once and for all for those who have difficulty breathing. So how can you tell if you require nasal airway reconstruction?
A nasal injury from a fall or being hit in the face can permanently change the structure of the nose and can result in a deviated septum. If you experience breathing problems and other symptoms like nasal discharge and congestion, a nasal airway reconstruction could benefit you! During the procedure, the nose can be straightened and excess nasal tissue is removed to allow more effective airflow.
Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, is a common condition and is usually nothing to worry about. The condition can result in thick nasal discharge, tenderness around the eyes and face, congestion, and difficulty breathing through the nose. Sinusitis typically goes away on its own or with the use of an antibiotic, however, if the condition keeps coming back, it could be due to a deviated septum or a growth in the sinuses. With nasal airway reconstruction, a deviated septum is fixed and any growth or enlarged tissue is removed to relieve symptoms.
Chronic Breathing Problems
Maybe you haven’t had a nasal injury or a case of sinusitis, but you experience chronic nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through your nose without a known cause. Nasal airway reconstruction could help you if other treatment methods have failed.
The best way to determine if your symptoms could be improved with nasal airway reconstruction is to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified ENT specialists at AOO. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today.