Simon Madorsky, MD Premier Orange County
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional Rhinoplasty is performed to correct the nasal airway in the settings of significant septal displacement where septoplasty alone would not be sufficient. This is different from cosmetic Rhinoplasty because there is no changes to the nasal contour.

Functional Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Functional Rhinoplasty involves Septoplasty, or straightening a deviated septum; Turbinoplasty, to reduce enlarged nasal turbinates; and, in some cases, nasal polyp removal. In some cases, where there is no changes to the nasal contour or shape, insurance may cover this procedure.

Recovery Instructions following Functional Rhinoplasty

Expect bleeding from the nose for the first 24 hours. You may even cough up some blood that was swallowed during or after surgery. This is common, so do not be alarmed. You will have nasal packing for 1 to 3 nights following surgery. Expect swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for up to 1 week. Your nose will reach full strength after 6 weeks.