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Functional Rhinoplasty in Detroit, Michigan

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Functional Rhinoplasty withCenter for Facial Plastic Surgery in Detroit

Breathe Better Now

If you have breathing issues — especially if you suffer from nosebleeds or chronic sinus infections — it may be time to look into getting Functional Rhinoplasty in Detroit from Dr. Ricky Sayal or Dr. Christine M. Lepoudre at the Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. This form of surgery works with your existing bone structure to help improve your nasal functions without dramatically changing the way you look.

What is functional rhinoplasty?

Get Back To Breathing

When you come in for Functional Rhinoplasty you get a surgical procedure aiming to improve nasal airflow and breathing by reconstructing and repositioning nasal cartilage, often associated with a deviated septum. Our doctors are fellowship-trained, board-certified rhinoplasty and septoplasty specialists with a combined 40+ years of experience who specialize in helping patients suffering from multiple breathing issues and those experiencing discomfort due to other aesthetic concerns of their nose.

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What are the benefits of functional rhinoplasty?

Functional rhinoplasty can relieve and increase your breathing space if you suffer from nasal congestion, allergies, or chronic sinus infections. After your procedure to correct these problems, patients have reported improved breathing and better hearing and facial symmetry. In addition to improving breathing disorders, our Detroit Functional Rhinoplasty procedure can give you a more attractive appearance if desired.

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Am I a good candidate for functional rhinoplasty?

Improve Nasal Function

Candidates for functional rhinoplasty or septoplasty typically have nasal defects that affect their breathing ability or cause frequent sinus infections. For example, if your nose is too small or narrow for your nasal passages, you may have trouble breathing through it. Someone who has been diagnosed with chronic nasal congestion or recurrent sinus infections may also be a good candidate for Functional Rhinoplasty. It's essential to seek help from a qualified specialist. This will ensure they are well trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery.

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Your Functional Rhinoplasty Procedure

Get Relief from Nasal Congestion/Restriction

During a Functional Rhinoplasty Detroit patients will have their nasal passageways examined to determine which areas are causing breathing issues or infections. He will then reconstruct those areas by removing excess tissue and cartilage, if necessary, and reshaping your nasal structure to improve airflow and prevent future issues. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia, but it's important to note that you may experience some discomfort during recovery. If you have questions about whether functional rhinoplasty or septoplasty is right for you, don't hesitate to contact our office today!

Functional Rhinoplasty Recovery

Get a Breathtaking New Nose

Whether functional or cosmetic rhinoplasty, you can anticipate wearing a splint for about a week after surgery. This will keep the nasal tissues in place and allow them to heal correctly in their new positions. Bruising and swelling should be expected for roughly two weeks. After that, the cosmetic results will be more visible as the skin returns to its normal color and the swelling subsides. However, because the nose can take a long time to heal, full resolution may not occur for several months, if not a year. For optimal results, Functional Rhinoplasty patients must follow all postoperative instructions provided by the team at the CFPS to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Functional Rhinoplasty Results

Redefine Breathing Easier

You won't be able to tell the difference right away after your rhinoplasty. This is due to the fact that you will be going through the early healing period. However, you should be able to breathe considerably more readily and pleasantly after the first few weeks. Even so, some swelling will last for months. Many patients are astounded by how much better they feel following surgery and are overjoyed with the ease with which they can breathe through their noses. Functional Rhinoplasty provides a new lease on life for many patients. They notice that their breathing is better, that they have more endurance during activity, and that some of them even stop snoring! The results could be revolutionary for people who have struggled with breathing their entire lives.

Schedule your Detroit functional rhinoplasty consultation with Center for Facial Plastic Surgery today

A Respected Leader in Rhinoplasty

The Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is a leader in functional rhinoplasty, septoplasty and nasal construction. We specialize in helping patients improve their breathing and sinus issues, so call today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. To learn more about rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty, stop by today or visit us online.

Functional RhinoplastyFrequently Asked Questions

Various approaches may be used during the Functional Rhinoplasty process. For example, the surgeon may need to disrupt and reposition the nasal bones, transplant cartilage to alter structural features, or even change the contour of the nostrils.

The answer is no, at least not if you have a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Sayal or Dr. Lepoudre on your side. Usually, alterations in upper lip movement occur only when work is done on the tip of the nose.

Functional Rhinoplasty is a relatively common procedure, especially for individuals experiencing breathing difficulties due to structural issues in the nose, such as a deviated septum. It is often considered a medical necessity rather than a cosmetic choice, making it a widely accepted and frequently performed surgical solution for improving nasal function.

Functional rhinoplasty typically involves some discomfort during the recovery phase, as with most surgical procedures. However, the pain is generally manageable with prescribed medications. Most patients report the discomfort as mild to moderate, and it usually subsides significantly within the first few days after the surgery.

The risks associated with Functional Rhinoplasty include bleeding, infection, breathing difficulties, an unsatisfactory change in the shape of the nose, and the need for revision surgery. As with any surgery, there are also risks related to anesthesia. However, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, the likelihood of these risks is greatly minimized.

The typical total cost for a rhinoplasty procedure usually falls between approximately $12,000 and $18,000. The distinction between what is deemed cosmetic surgery (aesthetic) and what is considered medically necessary is at the discretion of your insurance provider, and these criteria can change over time. Most insurers adhere to the definitions set by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

When the procedure, like a septoplasty, is performed for health reasons – such as to improve breathing, address sinus issues, or repair a fracture – it is more likely to be covered by insurance plans. If your insurance appears to cover the procedure, it's important to understand your deductible and any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for. This includes checking if the insurance policy covers post-procedure pain relief medication. For those who anticipate insurance coverage for a septoplasty or functional rhinoplasty, obtaining a written confirmation of the coverage details from your insurance company before undergoing surgery is crucial.

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