Whether you’re the snorer being nagged by your partner to shut up during all hours of the night, or you have to witness the snoring yourself and frequently find yourself hiding your head under a pillow to try and drown out the sound, snoring can be tough on everyone involved.

However, while there are plenty of natural solutions you can try, one of the most permanent and notably most effective solutions is rhinoplasty, aka getting a nose job. Now, this might not sound like the approach that everyone wants to take, and I can think of few men who would be happy to state they had plastic surgery, but how good is the practice, does it get results, and is it a viable option.

Let’s explore everything you need to know.

Does Rhinoplasty Fix the Problem?

First things first; does it help? With rhinoplasty surgery, you can actively change the way in which air travels through your nose and nostrils. In many cases, rhinoplasty does work, but the only way it will work will depend on what is causing your snoring in the first place.

If you have a structural problem with your nose, such as a deviated nasal septum, then yes, rhinoplasty would be a fantastic solution to alter the way air travels through your nose, thus curing you of your snoring. This could be achieved by either adding or removing cartilage in the right places.

On the other hand, if your snoring is caused by a medical condition, such as asthma, being overweight, or allergy-based conditions, then rhinoplasty probably won’t be able to help. If you suffer from snoring in this way, you’ll need to seek advice from a medical professional. In some cases, rhinoplasty may be able to help reduce symptoms or stop snoring altogether, but this will need to be discussed on a case by case basis.

Does Rhinoplasty Cause Snoring?

Right after you have rhinoplasty surgery, yes, you’ll snore, even if you weren’t snoring before, so the effects won’t be noticeable immediately. However, it’s important to remember that this only happens because the surgery will leave the area of your nose swelled up, and this will start to go down properly after a couple of days, and the snoring will stop.

What if the Snoring Remains?

After rhinoplasty surgery, give your nose a few weeks to adjust and the swelling to go down. If you continue to snore during the month, that’s fine and completely normal, but if the snoring persists for months down the line, then you should go and see your doctor.

The doctor will then check to make sure the rhinoplasty surgery was carried out properly, and there are no obstructions in your airways that are causing you to snore. Depending on what the surgery finds, you may need another operation to make amends, but this again will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.


There’s no denying that rhinoplasty can bring a ton of benefits into your life if you suffer from the effects of snoring, so it’s important to make sure you’re discussing your options with medical professionals to see whether you should proceed with the practice that could make everything far better in your life.

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