While some patients will undergo rhinoplasty to fix snoring, they might get concerned that they will find themselves snoring after nose job surgery. You need to know that snoring after rhinoplasty is very normal and common at least for the next few weeks.
During the recovery period, the inside of your nose will be swollen. This swell will make the airways narrow causing you to snore. This is similar to the case when you have cold. The good news is that you will likely stop snoring when the swell goes away as the airways get wider.
What if the snoring does not go away after rhinoplasty?
As we said before, it is common to snore for the following few weeks after the surgery. If the snoring does not stop afterward, you need to see your doctor. You should check and see if you are recovering properly after rhinoplasty and that you do not have any other problems like blocked nasal airways.
If the snoring does not stop even then, the doctor will check to see if you have any serious structural issues. If so, the doctor might recommend undergoing another surgery to fix it. If not, then you might need to live with your snoring instead of having revision rhinoplasty or you have to seek other surgical alternatives that might be related to sleep apnea in tissue other than the nasal ones.
It is common to snore for the following few weeks after the nose surgery.