Breathing difficulties

Your GP will be able to do a preliminary assessment of the underlying cause of your breathing difficulty. At Zenith we can change the size, and shape of the nose to assist with breathing.

Types of condition

There is a wide range of different conditions which could cause you to struggle with breathing.

These could be:

  • Broken/Deviated nose
  • Lung conditions
  • Heart conditions
  • Environmental genetic issues allergies
  • Hiatal hernia

There are a variety of different lung conditions that can cause you to have difficulty breathing. These could be conditions such as Asthma, Pneumonia, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, Croup and Epiglottitis.

If you have any queries on whether you have one of these lung conditions we advise to speak to your local GP to discuss this further.

Another reason that could cause you to struggle with breathing is if you have heart conditions. This can be because your heart is struggling to pump the oxygen-rich blood around your body. Some conditions are coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and congestive heart failure.


There are a few symptoms to look out for:

  • Pale or grey complexion
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Wheezing
  • Blue fingers/lips
  • Flaring nostrils

Other causes of breathing difficulties are:

  • Allergies
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Blocked passages
  • Lowered oxygen intake


For this condition we offer a surgical treatment called Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a procedure to alter the appearance of the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller and also correct deformities as well as alleviate impairments to breathing.

Why choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics to Treat Your Breathing difficulties?

  • All consultations and reviews are included in the price
  • Rhinoplasty at Zenith is performed by a leading professor, Prof Sama.
  • Rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in providing care to our patients in a safe and effective manner.
  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
  • 24/7 post treatment care from our doctor


How is this diagnosed?

You may need to go to your local GP to fully diagnose you if you are unsure whether you have breathing difficulties or not.

Can breathing difficulties be prevented?

  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight if you are overweight
  • Make sure you are taking care of yourself
  • Avoid places with high pollution
  • Avoid taking anything you are allergic to

Why might I want to get Rhinoplasty Surgery?

The most common uses for Rhinoplasty are to:

  • Straighten a hump that can appear at the bridge of the nose
  • Change the width of the nose or nostrils
  • Reshape the tip of the nose – often to make it slimmer
  •  Impairment of breathing through the nasal airways or a change in shape following fracture

How long does it take to heal from the breathing difficulties of surgery?

It will take approximately 1-2 weeks for bruising to settle and 6 weeks for bones to heal in the nose. Slight swelling can thus be present for a number of months.

Can this breathing difficulties procedure help with sinus problems?

Yes absolutely! It’s a common misconception with Rhinoplasty that it’s just for cosmetic reasons. Rhinoplasty can assist with a range of medical conditions including breathing abnormalities.

Does Rhinoplasty change the shape of my face?

With the nose being the central point on the face, any changes to the nose will affect the overall look of your face along with any other facial treatment. Professor Sama will work with you to achieve a look that you are comfortable with.

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