Nasal Valve Repair Surgery
Impairments to the nasal valves can have far-reaching consequences, resulting in aesthetic and functional concerns. While many times, nasal valve repair surgery is necessary due to trauma, such as from accidents or sports, other times a birth defect or botched rhinoplasty surgery can leave behind obstructions that impair clear nasal function. Dr. Erez Dayan performs nasal valve repair surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery in Reno/Tahoe, NV.
Some patients deal with recurring problems because of a collapsed or partially collapsed nasal valve and do not know the root cause. Issues like recurring headaches, persistent congestion, sinus pressure, snoring and sleep apnea can all be signs of a problem with the nasal valves. In many cases, the issue is discovered by an ENT specialist, and the patient is referred to Dr. Dayan for nasal valve repair surgery.
In some cases, the nasal valves finally collapse completely, and the nose incurs a large dip in the bridge or to one side. Dr. Dayan can use different techniques during nasal valve repair surgery to open and stabilize the nasal valves while recontouring and strengthening the nose structure for a natural appearance.
Opening Collapsed Nasal Passages in Reno
Opening collapsed nasal passages in Reno is just one type of rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, Dr. Dayan performs for patients locally as well for patients traveling to our center from across the United States. Often, patients who need revision rhinoplasty or complete nose reconstruction will also need work to open collapsed nasal passages.
Dr. Dayan performs rhinoplasty for opening collapsed nasal passages at his Reno/Tahoe medical office at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute. Surgery normally lasts about one hour, and patients return home the same day. Some swelling and discomfort are to be expected, but Dr. Dayan will prescribe pain medications and other aftercare instructions to help you recover comfortably.
The average recovery time from nasal valve repair surgery is 7-10 days; possibly longer if other rhinoplasty procedures were required. Allow at least a week for swelling and pain to subside, and patients should avoid any strenuous activity for at least two weeks. There may be splints in place that will require removal after 5-6 days. Dr. Dayan will always follow up to ensure your recovery proceeds smoothly.
If you experience breathing problems, persistent congestion or see changes in the aesthetics of your nose, you may be experiencing a nasal valve collapse. Contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute for a nasal valve repair surgery consultation with Dr. Erez Dayan.