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Who Is a Candidate for Functional Rhinoplasty?
If your health and/or quality of life is negatively affected by suboptimal nasal breathing, you may be a candidate for functional rhinoplasty. Functional rhinoplasty patients often cannot breathe through a particular side of the nose or through either nasal passage.
Candidates may experience nosebleeds on a regular basis and/or frequent sinus infections due to nasal irregularities. Poor sleep, dry mouth (as a result of having to breathe through the mouth), and nasal congestion are additional symptoms that may indicate that you are a good candidate for this medical procedure.
What Is the Functional Rhinoplasty Treatment Process?
The first step of the treatment process is a consultation with Dr. Sanan. During the consultation, Dr. Sanan will perform an examination of the nose, learn about your symptoms and goals for treatment, and evaluate your medical history. He will use this information to determine if functional rhinoplasty is an ideal treatment option for you.
Dr. Sanan creates a customized surgical plan for each functional rhinoplasty. The details of your procedure will be unique to you, but the surgical process will involve:
Medications will be administered to ensure your comfort for the duration of the surgery.
Dr. Sanan will make a discreet incision, so he can access the internal structure of the nose.
Turbinate reduction, septum alignment, and other modifications can then be made to clear and/or widen the nasal passages.
Sutures will be placed to secure the new nasal structure and close the external incision.
Functional Rhinoplasty Recovery and Results
You will be able to go home the same day as your surgery, as functional rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure. Swelling and bruising can be expected in the treatment area for about two weeks. You will be advised to keep the head elevated during the first phase of your recovery. This will help to minimize swelling.
Many patients can return to light or sedentary work after a week. However, high intensity activities, such as heavy lifting, should not be resumed until approved by Dr. Sanan.
Improved nasal breathing may not occur until swelling begins to dissipate. On average, patients notice their initial results after two to three weeks. It will take several months for the area to heal completely. Functional rhinoplasty permanently alters the nasal structure, so it provides long-lasting results.
How We Provide the Best Functional Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
Dr. Sanan’s expertise and his dedication to patient safety and satisfaction set him apart from others in his field when it comes to rhinoplasty. He understands how debilitating it can be to live with impaired nasal breathing. He is meticulous about identifying the structural issues that must be corrected and the optimal surgical approach for each unique patient.
Not only is Dr. Sanan a specialist in functional rhinoplasty, but he excels in cosmetic rhinoplasty. He can achieve precise improvements to the appearance of the nose in addition to restoring functionality.
Your exceptional patient experience begins in your initial consultation with Dr. Sanan. He welcomes your questions and will speak with you in-depth about your functional concerns as well as any aesthetic goals you may have for your nose surgery. From there, he can design a treatment plan that will accomplish your desired outcome in the safest way possible.
How Much Does Functional Rhinoplasty Cost?
The price of your functional rhinoplasty will reflect the complexity of your surgery. Anesthesia and facility fees will also apply. All costs associated with your functional rhinoplasty surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation.