Newport Beach, CA – For years, people who suffer from sleep apnea have had to deal with difficulty sleeping and a higher risk of heart attack and death. While a CPAP device sometimes provides relief for those with sleep apnea, a recent article shows that patients have a 30% more change of having a heart attack.Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is using these new findings to help Orange County patients sleep better and breathe easier.
While most people think of a rhinoplasty as a cosmetic procedure, for those with sleep apnea it is considered to be a medical operation. Throughout the medical community, this particular operation is known as the septoplasty because it fixes the structural issues associated with a deviated septum. It also is known as a functional rhinoplasty, because the goal is to address nasal function rather than nasal appearance.
“The functional rhinoplasty is helping thousands of people who suffer from sleep apnea in the Orange County region. These recent findings show that there are many benefits to this unique surgical procedure, and due to these results, more patients are looking to the rhinoplasty as a solution to their problems,” explained Dr. Kevin Sadati.
The functional rhinoplasty has proven to be the best solution for about 20 percent of people who suffer from sleep apnea. It’s important to note that there are many different causes of sleep apnea, and the rhinoplasty can only fix the issue for people whose sleep apnea is caused by a deviated septum or sinus blockages. If there are other underlying issues that are causing a person’s sleep apnea, rhinoplasty may alleviate some symptoms, but it will not fix the entire problem.
While the septoplasty procedure on its own will only address structural issues with the nose, patients should recognize that they also can make cosmetic improvements at the same time. The septorhinoplasty operation combines the septoplasty procedure with a nose job, allowing people to enjoy both relief from their sleep apnea and improvements to their facial harmony.
Patients who are interested in Dr. Kevin Sadati’s work can explore the Before and After Gallery on his website. This virtual gallery allows patients to get a glimpse of the impact cosmetic surgery has had on previous patients who have worked with Dr. Kevin Sadati.
“When working with my patients, my goal is to improve their lives as much as possible. Sometimes, this means simply alleviating a person’s symptoms and addressing structural issues with the nose. Other times, it requires completing cosmetic work in order to improve a person’s appearance. Either way, I am glad to service my patients and provide them with the results they have been looking for all along,” noted Dr. Kevin Sadati.
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea should set up a consultation appointment in order to find out if a septoplasty or rhinoplasty would be a beneficial solution. For more information about sleep apnea, the rhinoplasty procedure and the septoplasty surgery, contact Dr. Kevin Sadati’s office today.