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.