As many individuals think of plastic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, they think it is performed for aesthetic purposes. For those who have no desire to alter the appearance of their nose, it is very common, however, to also seek rhinoplasty to enhance their breathing. This form of rhinoplasty, known as septoplasty, may change the nose’s external appearance, but for health reasons, the primary aim of it is to make improvements to the nasal passageway.

Why should you consider functional rhinoplasty?

There are several explanations why individuals are searching for practical rhinoplasty. The most common is due to a pre-existing physical disorder that causes the collapse of the nostrils, narrowing of the nasal passageway, or other obstructions that hinder breathing, such as a birth defect, infection, or nose trauma. To fix a deviated septum, several functional rhinoplasty procedures are performed. This happens when the wall is bent between the nasal passageway, limiting airflow and complicating respiration. Crusting or bleeding in the nose, blocked nostrils, repeated sinus infections, and snoring can be encountered by those with a deviated system. You can be born with a septum that is deviated or it can be the product of nose trauma. The extended turbinates, which are structures in your upper nose that can swell due to infections, allergies, or other irritants and damage your airway, are another common explanation for patients to opt for functional rhinoplasty. It can make a big difference in your quality of life to have surgery to fix a deviated septum, swollen turbinates, or some other physical disorder that makes breathing difficult for you.

Difference between cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty

Dr. Acar is a specialist in both practical and cosmetic rhinoplasty and frequently learns that patients benefit from hybrid surgery that not only helps to improve breathing but also improves nose beauty. In cases where only a deviated septum correction or turbinate decrease is required for the patient, Dr. Acar will typically perform a minimally invasive procedure requiring only internal incisions. Once he has gained access to the nasal cavity, to facilitate the breathing of his patient, he can correct the location of the septum or adjust the position of or trim the size of the turbinates. Many that have operations like these, known as closed surgery, with very little scarring and a minimum of recovery time, experience better health.

You have probably sought the help of an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist if you have breathing issues because of a deviated septum or obstruction in your nasal cavity. To help you breathe and sleep easier, he or she may have prescribed medicine or a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine. It might be time to consider functional rhinoplasty if they have not treated your condition to your satisfaction, or if you are tired of taking medicine or being hooked up to a machine every night. The next move is to arrange a consultation with a rhinoplasty specialist, such as Dr. Acar, who will determine the causes of your breathing difficulties and advise you if it is possible that functional rhinoplasty can provide relief. The doctor is going to go through the rhinoplasty surgery process, answer any questions you have, and help you plan for your next surgery.

You should be in the operating room for your operation for no longer than one and a half to two hours, depending on the amount of work that needs to be performed on your nose. Your surgery will be closed which will require a minimum of downtime if you have work performed on a deviated septum or swollen turbinates. For a few days after surgery, you should expect swelling and bruises and should stop blowing your nose, and sleep with your head lifted. After around a week, most patients feel that they can return to work and their everyday activities.

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