Case 07: Functional Rhinoplasty Before And After

Functional Rhinoplasty Before and After

This gentleman in his 50’s underwent functional rhinoplasty to restore impaired nasal breathing.  He required straightening of the nose and septum to allow adequate airflow through the nose.  The tip was elevated as severe tip ptosis (hanging tip) can result in obstructed nasal breathing.  

Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which is primarily focused on aesthetic changes to the nose, functional rhinoplasty addresses issues that are related to the structure and function of the nasal passages. We will discuss why someone might consider this type of rhinoplasty and what to expect from the procedure.
 
What is Functional Rhinoplasty?

It is a surgical procedure that is designed to correct structural issues within the nose that cause breathing difficulties. Some common conditions that can be addressed include a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, and nasal valve collapse.

 
Why Consider Functional Rhinoplasty?

Breathing difficulties can be a significant source of frustration and discomfort for individuals. Functional procedures can help alleviate these issues, allowing for improved breathing function and overall quality of life. In addition to improving breathing, rhinoplasty can also enhance the appearance of the nose in some cases.

 
What to Expect 

Procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to work or school within a week of the procedure. While the initial results of the surgery may be noticeable, the final results may take several months to fully develop as the nose heals.

 
Contact Manhattan Rhinoplasty

If you are considering a rhinoplasty, it is important to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. At Manhattan Rhinoplasty, we specialize in facial plastic surgery, including functional rhinoplasty. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve improved breathing function and a more aesthetically pleasing nose. Check out our website to view before and after photos and see the transformations our patients have undergone.