If you’re like most people, you probably don’t realize that rhinoplasty is more than a cosmetic procedure, so there are times when it’s done to correct defects in the nasal structure. These defects often disrupt breathingand also cause other issues that have to be corrected with functional rhinoplasty. But what symptoms can functional rhinoplasty cure.
Functional rhinoplasty is done to correct abnormalities of the nasal structures. There are different functional rhinoplasty procedures that can fix the various complications that can affect the nose.
What Symptoms Can functional rhinoplasty Cure?
Functional rhinoplasty focuses on alleviating symptoms related to the obstruction of the nasal airways.Symptoms associated with airway obstruction include breathing through the mouth, nasal congestion, reduced sense of smell, dry mouth, nosebleeds, and sinus headaches (click here for more info).
What causes nasal obstruction?
Nasal obstruction may be due to various factors including a deviated nasal septum as well as enlarged turbinates.
The nasal septum is comprised ofbone and cartilage and separates the nasal passages. If the nasal septum is twisted or bent (deviated), it can obstruct the flow of air into the nasal passages. Septoplasty is the operation that is done to correct a deviated septum and improve airflow.
The turbinates are bony projections on the side wall of the inside of the nasal passage. If the turbinates become enlarged this can also obstruct airflow in the nasal passages. Turbinate reduction surgery is done to reduce the size of the turbinates, and open up the airways.
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