Dr. Kanodia Shares His Knowledge on Nasal Breathing
Surgically straighten the septum
Week or collapsed internal nasal valve
Spreader grafts – repaired with the broken septal cartilages obtained during septal straightening
Are always enlarged and inflamed in urban environment because of:
- Very dry air – lack of humidity – because of excess use of A.C. and heaters
- SOLUTION: Cool mist ultrasonic humidifier and air purifier
- Pets in the bedroom – increases the irritation and enlarged inferior turbinates
- Carpet in the bedroom – also leads to increase dust mites – again causing further irritation of inferior turbinates
- Wooden and stone floors are preferred
- Allergies – air purifier helps
Septoplasty For Breathing – How A Nose Job Can Help
Dr.Kanodia is a leading expert and pioneer in scarless septoplasty, performed through the nostrils. Most recreational and professional athletes (football, hockey, boxing, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc) sustain one or multiple injuries to the nose causing severe impairment in nasal breathing.
This lack of oxygenation through the nose interferes with sleep, endurance, impaired taste, headaches, and all around quality of life.
Expertly executed septoplasty, not only to straighten the deviated septum, but utilizing the harvested broken cartilages (straightened) and used for internal nasal valve repair as spreader grafts has improved over 9,000 of his patient’s breathing.
Quite often, secondary benefit of this well executed septoplasty and valve repair, also results in straightening of the mid third of the nose – an aesthetically more pleasing outcome.
All this is accomplished, without breaking the nasal bones. Therefore, there is no bandage or bruising. The patient is able to experience the magical difference of nasal breathing in 48 hours as soon as the cotton sponges (which were introduced during surgery, to absorb the mucus) are removed.
Significant number of patients desire, both septoplasty and rhinoplasty simultaneously, so that they can accomplish both goals of much improved breathing as well as aesthetic refinement. Dr Kanodia is often described as one of the worlds best rhinoplasty surgeons. Contact our front office to schedule a consultation.
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Strong open nasal valves are one of the 3 important elements to good breathing. The other 2 elements being a straight septum and inferior turbinates. In surgery I will straighten the septum and use the excess broken pieces of septal cartilage as a spreader graft which is then stitched in the nasal valve to open the collapsed nasal wall. This is a permanent repair of the valve using the patients own cartilage. This amazing technique was a collaboration, with my esteemed teacher Dr. Jack Sheen, a few decades ago.
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When the septum is crooked, its known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it harder to breath through your nose, affecting your quality of life. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in its midline anatomical position, opening the nasal passage for the air to travel back to the throat and lungs without any obstruction.