Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rhinoplasty for Nasal Valve Collapse

Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is a common procedure used to treat the nasal valve. The nasal valve is an area inside the nose of highest resistance to airflow. Whether it be due to a deviated septum, trauma, or weak external cartilage, nasal valve collapse can lead to significant obstruction.

Repair of the nasal valve during rhinoplasty with spreader grafts, batten grafts, and strut grafts are all excellent ways to treat this area. These are common grafts I use during functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty to maintain and enhance the function of the nose.

Dr. Funk is a Houston facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. He sees patients from Houston, Katy, Sugarland, and Spring/Cypress.