Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure most commonly performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. However, sometimes a patient may undergo rhinoplasty to correct functional issues with the nose, such as breathing problems. When this procedure is performed, it is considered a functional rhinoplasty. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
Functional rhinoplasty is most common for patients with deviated septums that cause obstruction of airflow. This procedure can also help patients with narrow or collapsed nostrils, nasal deformities, or injuries to the nose that have caused breathing issues.
Procedure and Recovery
During your surgery, your surgeon may need to break and reset bones or use cartilage grafts to reshape the structure of the nose and remove obstructions. This procedure is performed outpatient under general anesthesia, and most patients are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks. Bruising and swelling should be expected for several weeks following surgery, and results are permanent.
It is possible that your insurance may cover or reimburse the cost of your functional rhinoplasty given that it is being performed for medical reasons. Remember, rhinoplasty being performed for cosmetic purposes is considered and elective procedure and is unlikely to be covered by insurance. If you’re unsure if your insurance will cover a functional rhinoplasty, you should speak with your provider about their criteria to determine your coverage. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
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