Rhinoplasty can correct structural problems with the nose that are causing breathing difficulties, such as a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall of cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils is off-centre, which can cause difficulty breathing. Rhinoplasty can help to reposition the septum, improving airflow through the nose. Additionally, some rhinoplasty procedures can also improve airflow through the nose by reducing the size of the nostrils, or by reshaping the nasal tip and/or bridge. It’s important to note that not all breathing problems can be corrected with rhinoplasty, and some patients may require additional procedures, such as septoplasty or sinus surgery, to address their breathing issues. Therefore, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation with an experienced surgeon who specialises in both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty to determine if the procedure is appropriate for you.