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5 Conditions Improved by Functional Rhinoplasty Dallas, TX
A plastic surgeon making marks on a man's nose explaining functional rhinoplasty procedure.

Functional Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the functioning of the nose. While many people may think of rhinoplasty as a purely cosmetic procedure, functional rhinoplasty can actually provide a number of benefits for individuals with certain medical conditions. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Azouz and his team at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas can perform a functional rhinoplasty to solve many troublesome problems.

Do I Need Functional Rhinoplasty?

Here are some of the conditions Dr. Azouz can improve with functional rhinoplasty:

  1. Deviated septum: A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall between the nostrils is displaced to one side. This can cause difficulty breathing and can also lead to frequent sinus infections. Functional rhinoplasty can help correct the positioning of the septum, allowing for better airflow and reduced risk of sinus infections.
  2. Nasal valve collapse: The nasal valve is an important part of the nasal airway that can become weakened or collapse due to injury or aging. This can lead to breathing difficulties, especially during exercise or other physical activity. Functional rhinoplasty can help strengthen the nasal valve and improve airflow.
  3. Enlarged turbinates: The turbinates are small structures inside the nose that help filter and humidify the air we breathe. However, they can become enlarged due to allergies or other conditions, leading to chronic nasal congestion and difficulty breathing. Functional rhinoplasty can help reduce the size of the turbinates, allowing for better airflow and reduced congestion.
  4. Chronic sinusitis: Sinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses become inflamed and filled with mucus, leading to facial pain, pressure and difficulty breathing. Chronic sinusitis can be especially debilitating and may require surgery to fully resolve. Functional rhinoplasty can help improve the drainage of the sinuses, reducing the risk of infection and improving breathing.
  5. Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway becomes blocked during sleep, leading to interruptions in breathing and poor sleep quality. While there are a number of treatments available for sleep apnea, functional rhinoplasty can be a useful adjunct therapy for individuals with nasal obstructions that contribute to their sleep apnea.

Dallas, TX, Functional Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery

Functional rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires careful evaluation and planning by a skilled surgeon. However, for individuals with these and other medical conditions, the benefits of improved breathing and reduced symptoms can be life-changing. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing or other nasal symptoms, talk with Dr. Azouz and his team about whether functional rhinoplasty may be right for you.

Also, a functional rhinoplasty can be combined with a cosmetic nose job to enhance your appearance or correct aesthetic issues that bother you. Patients generally recover from rhinoplasty surgery quickly and are only restricted from heavy activities for 4-6 weeks following surgery. Most patients require no packing to be removed later, which also speeds recovery.

Many insurance policies cover functional rhinoplasty because it corrects an actual medical problem. Our office can handle preauthorization for this surgery with your insurance company. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to learn more and schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

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