The proportions of your nose as well as correct impaired breathing. Patients seeking functional rhinoplasty often do so due to obstructed nasal breathing, nasal injury, nasal birth defect and the narrowing or collapse of the nasal valves. Functional rhinoplasty will restore nasal breathing to normal. Septoplasty will repair the internal wall that divides the nasal cavities.
The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia and will last, depending on the type of revision, two to three hours. Incisions will sometimes be made so that they are hidden under the nostrils. Other times, a small incision at the base of the nose may be required.
Post-surgery, the nose will be taped for five to seven days. Plastic packing may also be placed temporarily inside of the nose. The patient will experience swelling for the first few weeks after surgery. Gradual changes in the appearance of the nose will unfold over the next several months, and it may take a year for the new nasal contour to fully develop.
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