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Functional Nasal Surgery

Functional nasal surgery is a type of surgery that aims to improve the function of the nasal passages, rather than simply changing the appearance of the nose. The procedure can be performed to address a range of nasal conditions, including structural abnormalities that may be causing breathing difficulties, chronic sinus infections or other functional issues.

Some of the most common types of functional nasal surgery include:


This is a procedure that involves straightening the nasal septum, which is the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal cavity into two nostrils. A deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties and other functional issues, and septoplasty can help to correct these problems.

Turbinate reduction

The turbinates are bony structures in the nose that help to warm, humidify, and filter the air we breathe. In some cases, the turbinates can become enlarged, which can cause breathing difficulties. Turbinate reduction surgery can help to reduce the size of the turbinates and improve nasal function.

Nasal valve surgery

The nasal valve is the narrowest part of the nasal passages, and it can become obstructed due to a variety of factors, including structural abnormalities or scar tissue. Nasal valve surgery can help to improve airflow through the nasal passages and reduce breathing difficulties.

Balloon Sinus Surgery

Also known as balloon sinuplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related conditions. The procedure involves inserting a small balloon catheter into the affected sinus cavity and inflating the balloon to widen the sinus opening, allowing for better drainage and improved airflow.

Endoscopic sinus surgery 

A surgical procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related conditions. The procedure is performed using an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible camera that allows the surgeon to visualize the inside of the sinuses and other nasal structures. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in the lining of the nose and sinuses and use specialized instruments to remove any diseased or obstructive tissue. 

Total Nose

Functional sinus surgery can be combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty for the Total Nose Approach. This includes fixing not only the sinuses and ability to breathe, but changing the appearance of the outer nose to be more aesthetically favorable to fit the individuals natural beauty. 


Functional nasal surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, and patients may need to take some time off work or other activities to recover for 1-2 weeks. 


  • Improved breathing

  • Reduced sinus infections

  • Reduced facial pain and pressure

  • Improved sense of smell

  • Reduced need for medications

Functional Nasal Surgery: Procedures
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