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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 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, a 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 a 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 as well.
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 aesthetic goals for the shape of the nose beyond the improvements expected from their functional rhinoplasty.
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 your initial consultation. Your consultation 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?
Each functional rhinoplasty procedure is unique and tailored 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 a 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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You deserve to breathe easily and naturally. Contact our office today, so you can find out if functional rhinoplasty in Guadalajara is the solution you have been waiting for.