Dr. Michael Lipan Doctor Palm Beach

Nasal Obstruction Surgery -Nasal Breathing Correction

How is obstructed nasal breathing identified?

Breathing through your nose allows warming and moisturization of air before it enters your lungs. It is a satisfying and comfortable sensation.

Dr. Lipan recently developed a classification system for nasal obstruction that has been published in a prominent medical journal and presented at a national conference. This system is used with patients in order to determine the severity of their breathing problems.

The survey asks a patient to rate how much of a problem the following conditions are for them:

1. Nasal congestion or stuffiness 
2. Nasal blockage or obstruction 
3. Trouble breathing through my nose 
4. Trouble sleeping 
5. Unable to get enough air through my nose during exercise or exertion

If any of these are a moderate to severe problem, you may have a structural issue in your nose that can be impacting your quality of life. Sometimes medical therapy can help, but Dr. Lipan also offers advanced rhinoplasty techniques to definitively address issues that most ear nose and throat surgeons cannot correct. To see if a nasal obstruction surgery is right for you, please call the center to schedule an appointment.

How is obstructed nasal breathing corrected?

Breathing through your nose is a comfortable, natural way to move air to your lungs. If breathing feels blocked, it can result in a marked decrease in your quality of life. This is manifested in many ways including poor sleep, dry mouth, nasal stuffiness and the inability to get enough air while exercising. Of the multiple causes of poor nasal breathing, Dr. Lipan finds that structural deformities of the nose are some of the most common.

When evaluating people with nasal obstruction, Dr. Lipan uses a very thorough examination to identify all deformities. If a short course of medication fails to improve your symptoms, a surgical option is discussed. Dr. Lipan is an expert in advanced surgery that utilizes the most advanced approaches and techniques which he has learned as a rhinoplasty specialist. This gives people the best chance at significantly improved breathing.

To see if a nasal obstruction surgery is right for you, please call the center to schedule an appointment.

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Nasal and Sinus

Michael J. Lipan, MD is a board certified Head and Neck surgeon with a particular interest in Rhinology (sinus disorders). As a pioneer in minimally invasive surgical techniques, dozens of surgeons have visited his office to learn Dr. Michael J. Lipan’s master techniques for in-office sinus surgery.

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