A functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct breathing function. An outpatient procedure that typically takes two to four hours, a functional rhinoplasty can improve nasal congestion, dry mouth and a reduced sense of smell caused by narrow nasal passages or a deviated septum.
Will a functional rhinoplasty change the appearance of my nose?
A functional rhinoplasty is usually performed for medical reasons and the primary goal is to address internal structural issues. However, this will sometimes involve making changes that affect the appearance of your nose, for instance if your nasal passages need to be widened. For this reason, a functional rhinoplasty is often combined with a cosmetic rhinoplasty. If there are any cosmetic aspects of your nose you would like to correct, these can usually be addressed during the same procedure.