Can I Have a Rhinoplasty If I Have Allergies?

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Many people with nasal congestion and allergies wonder if having rhinoplasty can eradicate their problems. The answer to this question is that it depends.

Rhinoplasty is a type of nasal surgery that helps in reshaping the nose to create an attractive profile. The procedure involves the cutting of the nasal cavity and nostrils by a professional surgeon. After this, the surgeon reshapes the cartilage and the bones to attain the desired appearance. A nose job can be done for medical purposes or for cosmetic reasons.

Nose surgery is not a surgical alternative for treating nasal allergies. However, having rhinoplasty can help change deformity resulting from congenital disabilities and trauma. Besides that, it can also help solve breathing difficulties and can eradicate snoring.


What Does Rhinoplasty Have to Do With Allergies?

Typically, a nasal allergy is not a deadly condition, but it makes an individual feel uncomfortable. Today, the number of people suffering from such conditions is very high. Nose allergies are caused by air-borne allergens that trigger abnormal reactions, resulting in discomforting symptoms. Thus, it is important to note that the nose’s structural problem does not cause these allergies.


Can Rhinoplasty Treat Nasal Allergies?

Generally, no surgery can help treat nasal allergies. However, you can use a rhinoplasty to treat conditions that can alleviate allergy symptoms. These conditions include nasal polyps, turbinate hypertrophy, and deviated septum.

There are two significant types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional or medical rhinoplasty. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the nose. Functional or medical rhinoplasty is done to reinstate the normal function of the nose.

Untreated nasal allergies can result in some complications, such as chronic sinusitis. This complication can manifest as malaise, postnasal drip, and nasal stuffiness. Patients suffering from this condition can benefit from several types of rhinoplasty by alleviating the disease’s persistent symptoms.

During allergy seasons, a patient with a deviated septum experiences a difficult time when breathing. Performing a nasal surgery can help open up nasal passages, reducing the hitches related with allergy-induced nasal swelling.

A medical nose job can also help decrease the size of extra-large nasal conchae that obstruct airflow. During allergy seasons, the enlarged nasal conchae swells, making it challenging for patients to breathe. Reducing the size will play a role in helping patients to breathe better. It is good to note that the surgery will not cure allergies.



A medical rhinoplasty cannot help relieve allergy symptoms for a patient who does not have a deviated septum or enlarged nasal conchae. However, such a patient can benefit from cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery in other ways. He or she needs to talk to a medical personnel about their allergies before scheduling a rhinoplasty.



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