Each nostril and nasal passage in the nose has nasal valves that regulate the opening of the nasal passage. When intaking air through the nose, the nasal valves should open and allow air in. The nasal valves are in the front portion of the nose right behind the nostril openings. If the nasal valves collapse, the nasal passages may be closed, and the nostril can appear pinched. Dr. Steven Rueda at Precision Medical Specialists is a top plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach who offers nasal valve repair surgery to restore form and function to the nose.
What Causes Nasal Valve Collapse?
When the nasal valve does not work correctly, the nostrils and nasal passages can remain pinched or closed. This can make it difficult to break through the nose, and it may affect the appearance of the nose. One or both nasal valves can be affected, creating an imbalance in the nose appearance and function. Nasal valve collapse can be a congenital defect that a person is born with, or it can be caused by a nose injury from trauma, nasal drug use or a complication from a nose surgery like rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty for Opening Collapsed Nasal Valves
When the nasal valves collapse, the nose tip and nostrils can appear pinched. Patients are often concerned with both the aesthetics of their nose and respiratory function. Dr. Rueda is a talented plastic and reconstructive surgeon that offers both cosmetic and functional nose surgery to address both concerns in one procedure. Rhinoplasty for collapsed nasal valves can restore the normal breathing function while improving the shape of the nose and nostrils.
Nasal valve repair surgery may require cartilage grafting or other complex surgical procedures to restore the nasal passage structure. Dr. Rueda uses the most advanced techniques to improve nose function while improving the aesthetics of the nose. The goal is to create a natural, balanced appearance and address the nasal valve functional issues, which can be achieved with nasal valve repair rhinoplasty.
If you have collapsed nasal valves that are affecting your nose appearance or function, contact our team at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, FL, to book your appointment. We can schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Steven Rueda to discuss nasal valve repair surgery to restore function and the aesthetics of your nose.