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Conveniently located to serve Guadalajara The primary focus of functional rhinoplasty is to correct nasal conditions that interfere with the patient’s ability to breathe naturally. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nashielli Torres Espinosa Chiu is considered a top provider of functional rhinoplasty in Guadalajara. She has helped many patients improve their nasal function, so they can breathe better and live better.

What Is Functional Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in Guadalajara that can be performed to address cosmetic and/or functional concerns involving the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty refers to a nose surgery that reshapes the nose for aesthetic improvements, while functional rhinoplasty is performed for medical reasons. When nasal breathing is impeded, a patient is at risk for medical conditions. For patients who suffer from nasal abnormalities, functional rhinoplasty can be key to improving their quality of life. Cosmetic improvements to the appearance of the nose often occur as a result of functional rhinoplasty. For instance, misaligned internal nasal structures can cause the nose to be visibly asymmetrical. Once the internal adjustment is made, it can resolve the external asymmetry can be resolved as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses on improving the function of the nose rather than its appearance. This type of rhinoplasty addresses issues like obstructions inside the nasal passage, such as a deviated septum or issues with nasal turbinates, to improve breathing efficiency. In contrast, cosmetic rhinoplasty is designed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the nose, adjusting its shape or size to your preference.

Yes, one of the primary goals of functional rhinoplasty is to improve breathing. By correcting structural impairments within the nasal passages, such as straightening a bent septum or reducing the size of turbinates that might be blocking airflow, patients often experience significant improvements in nasal function and overall breathing.

Recovery from functional rhinoplasty typically involves some downtime. For the first few weeks after surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the nose. To reduce swelling and promote healing, you should rest with your head elevated and limit physical activity. Most patients return to work and resume normal activities within one to two weeks, although full recovery can take several months as the nasal structure stabilizes.

While some improvements may be noticeable immediately after the swelling subsides, the complete outcomes of functional rhinoplasty can take up to a year to be fully visible. The nasal tissues gradually adjust to their new structure, and the final shape and improved function stabilize over this period.

Like all surgical procedures, functional rhinoplasty carries certain risks. Common concerns include risks of infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Nasal-specific complications might include persistent breathing challenges, dissatisfaction with nasal appearance, or rare cases of septal perforation. Patients should have a thorough consultation with their surgeon to understand these risks fully and discuss any concerns prior to the surgery.

I would definitely recommend Dr. Nashielli “My experience was amazing from start to finish. Lori was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. I love the ending results and I would definitely recommend Dr. Nashielli to anyone who’s looking to get a Rhinoplasty, she is well experienced and confident in was she does.” Read Reviews

What Can Functional Rhinoplasty Treat?

Functional rhinoplasty can be performed for patients whose nasal conditions are congenital and/or trauma- or injury-based. The most common conditions treated with functional rhinoplasty are:
  • Misaligned cartilage – Misaligned cartilage, such as a deviated septum, can make breathing difficult. When cartilage is at an abnormal angle, it can cause nasal passages to be overly narrow, which means airflow through the nose is restricted.
  • Turbinate reduction – Turbinates are responsible for cleaning, warming, and humidifying air as we breathe it in through the nose. The lower, or inferior, turbinates can swell due to allergies and sinus infections. If these tiny structures become enlarged, nasal obstruction can become an issue, and a functional rhinoplasty may be necessary.
Cosmetic concerns may also be addressed as part of this procedure when patients have specific goals for the shape of the nose beyond the improvements expected from their functional rhinoplasty.
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Who Is a Good Candidate?

Since functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, it is important that candidates are in good physical health. Ideal candidates are non-smokers, as smoking can interfere with the healing process. Smokers who are willing to abstain for an extended period of time before and after the procedure, as advised by Dr. Nashielli, may also be candidates. Candidates must have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure based on information provided by Dr. Nashielli during their initial consultation. Your consultation in Guadalajara will involve a physical examination of your nose, a review of your medical history, and a discussion about your goals for treatment, including any desired aesthetic changes.

How Much Does Functional Rhinoplasty Cost in Guadalajara?

Each functional rhinoplasty procedure is unique and personalized to the specific nasal condition(s) that need to be resolved. The techniques required to best resolve your medical and cosmetic concerns and the total surgery time can affect the price of functional rhinoplasty. Once Dr. Nashielli has identified the ideal surgical approach for your needs, you will be provided with detailed information about your surgery. The cost associated with your functional rhinoplasty will also be reviewed with you.

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