Our expert rhinologists are on hand to provide surgical procedures for a variety of nasal blockage disorders. We specialise in functional septorhinoplasty, septoplasty and turbinoplasty.
What is a functional septorhinoplasty?
A functional septorhinoplasty is a form of nasal surgery performed to improve both the external appearance of the nose, along with the internal breathing capabilities. We call it a ‘functional’ surgery, as the procedure is not carried out for cosmetic purposes.
During surgery the structure of the nasal skeleton is addressed to improve nasal breathing. Problems with nasal breathing may occur due to anatomic obstruction of the nasal passages. A deviated septum is an example of this.
In addition to the septum, the nasal skeleton is made up of nasal bones, upper lateral cartilages, and lower lateral cartilages. If any of these portions of the nasal skeleton are crooked or broken, they may cause obstruction of the nasal passages and lead to complaints of nasal obstruction or difficulty breathing through the nose.
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