Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the respiratory function of the nose and, consequently, the patient’s quality of life. Unlike cosmetic rhinoplasty, which focuses primarily on cosmetic aspects, functional rhinoplasty focuses on correcting problems that affect breathing and airflow through the nostrils.
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Functional rhinoplasty is an excellent option for those who experience breathing problems that affect their daily well-being. If you have difficulty breathing through your nose and wish to improve your quality of life, functional rhinoplasty may be the solution you are looking for.
Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and expectations. The specialist will be able to recommend the right approach to correct your breathing problems and allow you to breathe better than ever.
What is Functional Rhinoplasty?
Functional rhinoplasty is performed to correct a variety of problems that can make nasal breathing difficult. Some of the conditions that can be treated with this procedure include:
Nasal Septal Deflection
One of the most common causes of breathing difficulty is a deviated nasal septum, which is the bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils. When the septum is deviated, it can partially block one or both nostrils, making it difficult for air to pass through.
Hypertrophy of turbinates
The turbinates are shell-shaped structures inside the nose that help warm and humidify the air we breathe. If the turbinates are enlarged (hypertrophy), they can obstruct airflow and cause breathing problems.
Narrowing of the Nasal Fossa
Rhinoplasty can balance your facial features and improve the harmony between the nose, forehead and chin.
Benefits of Functional Rhinoplasty
Male rhinoplasty is a meticulous procedure that requires the expertise of a highly trained plastic surgeon. Prior to surgery, a thorough consultation will be held to discuss your goals and expectations with the surgeon.
The main objective of functional rhinoplasty is to improve nasal breathing by correcting structural problems that obstruct airflow.
By improving nasal breathing, better oxygenation of the body is ensured, which can lead to an overall sense of well-being and energy.
In some cases, functional rhinoplasty can help reduce snoring by improving airflow during sleep.
Better nasal breathing can lead to more restful, higher quality sleep.