functional rhinoplasty

A functional rhinoplasty corrects an obstructed airway or other function of the nose. 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.

Quick Facts:

Average Procedure Time

1 – 3 Hours

Average Recovery Time

5 – 7 Days

Covered by Insurance

In Most Cases


about septoplasty

One of the most common defects of the nose 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.


conditions potentially corrected

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.

Deviated Septum

The septum is the dividing wall of cartilage in the nose. This wall can be tilted or fragmented and cause one side of the nose to be blocked, reducing air flow. Injury, heredity and a previous rhinoplasty can cause defects in the septum. A Septoplasty can handle this problem.

Enlarged Turbinates

Turbinates are long narrow bone shelves that clean and humidify the air going into the lungs. To correct decreased airflow caused by swollen turbinates, the surgeon reduces the size of the turbinates without reducing their function.

Internal Valve Collapse

Nasal valve collapse is the narrowing of the internal nasal valve caused by weak cartilages, aberrant anatomy, trauma, or through previous surgery of the nose.

External Valve Collapse

The external nasal valve is formed by the lower lateral cartilages and associated soft tissue. Some problems can be caused by aberrant anatomy, weak cartilage, or previous surgery.


functional rhinoplasty

“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.”



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