Many times, the patients who come in for nasal reshaping aren’t just looking to improve their appearances. The nose is one of the most important organs for breathing, so problems with nasal architecture can lead to a host of functional issues that prompt someone to seek help, including:

  • Exhaustion
  • Snoring
  • Apnea
  • Malaise
  • Weakness

Likewise, allergies are pretty severe in the Nashville area, and a lot of people have breathing obstruction and difficulty because of them.

Dr. Hatef’s Experience in Functional Rhinoplasty

It is important to consider these issues during a cosmetic rhinoplasty, and my background of rhinoplasty training with plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and otolaryngologists has given me the understanding of how to properly address them. Although many of the things we do during cosmetic rhinoplasty are beneficial for facial beauty, many of these techniques carry over into the functional breathing realm.

If you are having issues with breathing, and your allergist and otolaryngologist have exhausted their options, then it may be time to consider rhinoplasty.