Breathing Improved With Septorhinoplasty

Patient Receives Septorhinoplasty To Address Breathing Issues

This patient of mine came to me with difficulty breathing through his nose his entire life. He underwent a CT scan which revealed he had a deviated septum as well as turbinate hypertrophy that were contributing to his breathing difficulties. On top of that, he also had internal vestibular stenosis (otherwise known as narrow internal nasal valves). It was decided that a septorhinoplasty was necessary to improve his breathing.

What was done:

  1. Septoplasty procedure to straighten the deviated septum which consisted of both cartilage and bony portions.
  2. Repair of his internal vestibular stenosis by placing bilateral spreader grafts to open up the internal nasal valve angles.
  3. Turbinate reduction
  4. DCF Rhinoplasty to address the cosmetic issues that bothered the patient which re-established the nasal bridge following the reduction of his hump. Check out his transformation above and thank you to my kind patient for letting us share these results!

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About This Case On Realself

25-34 year old man treated with:

  • Functional Septorhinoplasty with DCF graft.  Patient had significant breathing issues which were addressed while improving the aesthetic aspect.  He underwent septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and repair of internal vestibular stenosis with spreader grafts. 
  • Results: Immediate.

Before and After Clip

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Dr. Edwin Kwon is a Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Asian Rhinoplasty, DCF Rhinoplasty

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