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can rhinoplasty correct chronic snoring? my husband is considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but is it possible that it will cure his chronic snoring as well?

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Septoplasty : Septoplasty and/or rhinoplasty that addresses functional (chronic nasal obstruction) problems may help with snoring. No surgeon can guarantee that surgery would cure all snoring, but i definitely have many patients who tell me that their nose surgery helped reduce/cure their snoring.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Nasal : Nasal obstruction because of anatomical issues like a deviated septum, large turbinates and valve collapse can contribute to snoring. A comprehensive history and nasal examination will help establish if functional rhinoplasty can help alleviate the snoring.
Dr. George Pope
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: If his snoring is due to a deviated nasal septum, a septorhinoplasty could potentially cure it. But there are other causes of snoring. A good ENT doctor can diagnose the cause.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: If the septum is deviated or he has nasal valve obstruction then rhinoplasty with correction of these problems may improve his breathing and snoring. Ask his surgeon.

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