Aside from being the most important feature of the face, the nose is also the first organ of the respiratory system. In addition to housing the olfactory tissues and the paranasal sinuses, the nose serves important physiologic functions. Some of these include air filtration, air warming, and air humidification.

Individuals may be afflicted with nasal airway obstruction due to a number of reasons including external nasal valve collapse, internal nasal valve collapse, a deviated septum or turbinate hypertrophy. Such conditions may be developmental, meaning they occur for no particular reason, or they may be caused by trauma. Regardless of the etiology, nasal airway obstruction may cause a great deal of discomfort, anxiety and frustration to individuals that have a difficult time breathing.

Rhinoplasty can and should always address the functional aspects of the nose, before addressing aesthetic and cosmetic issues. Your surgeon at the INSTITUTE will evaluate your breathing as part of your rhinoplasty consultation and determine if and how rhinoplasty should be tailored to address any breathing issues.

Why Choose Us for Functional Rhinoplasty?

The rhinoplasty surgeons at the INSTITUTE are trained to assess and treat nasal airway obstruction as part of rhinoplasty. They will work with you and your primary care provider or otolaryngologist to ensure that your breathing ability is improved by your rhinoplasty operation.