Dr. Kanodia Shares His Knowledge On Nasal Breathing f

Deviated Septum

Surgically straighten the septum                                                                                  

Weak or collapsed internal nasal valve

Spreader grafts – repaired with the broken septal cartilages obtained during septal straightening

Inferior Turbinates

Are always enlarged and inflamed in the urban environment because of:

  • Very dry air – lack of humidity – which gets even worse with the whole nightly use of the air conditioner, heater, and fans.
    • SOLUTION: Cool mist ultrasonic humidifier and air purifier
  • Pets in the bedroom – increases the irritation and are also responsible for 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

The Importance of a Humidifier From A Board Certified Otolaryngologist

The use of a cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is an absolute must for a healthy sleeping environment. The nozzle should be higher than the face so the cool mist falls on the face. Nightly use of air conditioner or heater completely sucks up the humidity from the air and forces the inferior turbinates to swell up thus blocking the nasal airway. So I highly recommend, to switch off the AC/heater just before going to sleep. This added humidity also helps lubricate the septal mucosa and prevents nose bleeds.

Dr. Kanodia’s Recommended Air Humidifier

 Dr. Kanodia receives no compensation for recommending the above product.


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 have improved over 9,000 of his patient’s breathing. 

Quite often, the 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. Septoplasty is done without any change in the shape of the nose.

A 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 world’s best rhinoplasty surgeons. Contact our front office to schedule a consultation.