Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is aimed to improve nose performance when the nose shape interferes with breathing and sinus function. City Facial Plastics, located in Manhattan, NYC, offers functional rhinoplasty for patients who have nasal breathing issues. During this procedure, an experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Linkov reshapes the interior components of the nose and improves nasal function in New York.
Functional rhinoplasty surgery focuses on the nasal breathing function of the nose. It is often “included” as part of a modern cosmetic rhinoplasty but sometimes is done as a standalone treatment. Many of the same techniques and maneuvers that are employed in cosmetic rhinoplasty are also used in functional rhinoplasty. Adjunct procedures such as inferior turbinate reduction and sinus surgery can help further improve nasal function and breathing in particular.
At City Facial Plastics in NYC, we perform functional rhinoplasty to resolve issues inside the nose that are interfering with breathing and sinus health. This procedure does not reshape the outer nose. Instead, it reshapes the interior components.
Some of the nasal problems that can be corrected through functional rhinoplasty include:
Reshaping the cartilage or removing blockages during a functional rhinoplasty helps improve breathing and reduce snoring. It also improves sinus drainage and helps to minimize the chance of sinus infections.
While functional rhinoplasty in NYC does not alter the outer shape of the nose, it can be combined with a cosmetic nose job. Since nose surgery is already in progress, making alterations to the nose appearance does not require as much time or separate surgeries. Many people take the opportunity to fix both functional issues and nose shape preferences in one procedure.
If you are experiencing breathing or sinus problems due to restricted nasal passages, functional rhinoplasty may be right for you. Dr. Gary Linkov is a talented plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC who offers both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty. Contact our office in Manhattan to schedule a consultation. Ask about the option of combining nose reshaping with your functional rhinoplasty for improved appearance and nasal function.
Dr Linkov performed surgery on my nose in December 2019. His professional demeanor, highly skilled, confident and detailed knowledge of such a precision demanding craft left me in a state of awesomeness! I trust this Gentle Doctor and highly recommend him to anyone who is considering any of the services that his practice provides!
There are certain symptoms that may be associated with poor nasal function, including:
Indications for a functional rhinoplasty include:
The following nasal structures contribute to our ability to breathe through the nose, including:
First, the functional rhinoplasty doctor must obtain a detailed medical history and must ascertain the symptoms most affecting the patient. The surgical plan may include a combination of internal or external nasal procedures to improve nasal function.
Internal functional nose surgery procedures:
A well balanced nose can improve our appearance and can help us breath better. We now know that nose surgery that makes a nose smaller can adversely impact on our ability to breathe well through the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty that aims to improve how we look must be balanced with functional rhinoplasty, geared towards improving nasal breathing, in every nose job surgery.
External functional nose surgery procedures:
Functional rhinoplasty recovery depends on the exact procedures involved. General recovery principles include:
It is important to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise or heavy lifting for at least 1 week. Sneeze with your mouth open and do not blow your nose for the first 2 weeks. Avoid contact sports for at least 6 weeks if external functional nasal procedures were performed.
The possible risks of functional rhinoplasty include:
Many people learn to live with reduced nasal airflow and forget how incredible it can be to fully breathe through the nose. Difficulty breathing through the nose is a major quality of life issue. There is major satisfaction when the proper surgery is performed and the patient’s nasal function improves.
Most functional rhinoplasty surgeries are covered by insurance. Sometimes a cosmetic rhinoplasty is done at the same time as functional rhinoplasty surgery, in which case the cosmetic portion of the procedure is not covered by insurance. Keep in mind that some surgeons may not accept in-network insurance. In these situations, functional rhinoplasty cost that includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee is calculated based on the complexity of the functional rhinoplasty and communicated to the patient before this type of surgery is scheduled.
Dr. Gary Linkov is one of the top-rated plastic surgeons in New York specializing in functional rhinoplasty. Dr. Linkov is the best specialist with extensive experience treating all conditions of the nose. He is the Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates on complex nasal deformities on our country’s veterans. Dr. Linkov’s private practice in Manhattan’s Upper East Side focuses on cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty.
Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City for functional rhinoplasty. If you want to improve your nose, contact our City Facial Plastics office, located in Midtown Manhattan, for a functional rhinoplasty surgery consultation. You can have the nose shape you want with the functional rhinoplasty options we offer.
Dr Linkov performed surgery on my nose in December 2019. His professional demeanor, highly skilled, confident, and detailed knowledge of such a precision demanding craft left me in a state of awesomeness! I trust this Gentle Doctor and highly recommend him to anyone who is considering any of the services that his practice provides!
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