Serving The Woodlands, Humble, and Conroe, Texas
A functional rhinoplasty is done to correct an obstructed airway or other function of the nose as opposed to a cosmetic procedure, which targets the balance and appearance of the face. Functional rhinoplasty utilizes methods of corrective nose surgery to address any problem caused by trauma, genetics, environmental irritants, or even a previous rhinoplasty. A common class of functional rhinoplasty surgery is Septoplasty, which you can read about below.
Average Procedure Time
1 – 3 Hours
5 – 7 Days
Covered by Insurance
In Most Cases
One of the most common defects addressed by Dr. Bryan Correa is a deviated septum. The septum is the thin wall of cartilage that divides the nasal passages. When the septum is displaced to one side, it causes one side of the nose to become obstructed hindering the patient’s ability to breathe freely.
The procedure performed to treat a deviated septum is called Septoplasty. This procedure can be performed in tandem with cosmetic nose surgery to enhance the outward appearance of the nose, while also correcting breathing issues.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR
If you are experiencing any type of obstructed breathing which interferes with your sleep or your ability to participate in physical activities, you should be examined by a rhinoplasty surgeon who can correctly diagnose the problem and recommend treatment, such as a septoplasty from Dr. Correa.
INTERNAL VALVE COLLAPSE
EXTERNAL VALVE COLLAPSE
Symptoms to look for
Patients with obstructed breathing may be suffering from conditions related to these problems without knowing the cause. Some of the related conditions alleviated after undergoing a Functional Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty are:
- Chronic sinus infections
- Frequent nose bleeds
- Sinus headaches
- Sleep disturbances
Dr. Correa’s Philosophy on
“I am grateful to have received excellent training in functional rhinoplasty. As a rhinoplasty specialist, it is essential to have a knowledge of the functional anatomy of the nose, its problems, and its solutions.”
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Interested in learning more about a Functional Rhinoplasty procedure? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at The Woodlands Plastic Surgery and Medspa in The Woodlands, TX today.