Saturday, May 18, 2013

Can I Have Nose Surgery and Sinus Surgery together?

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery to correct a cosmetic concern such as a hanging columella, bulbous tip, nasal hump, or crooked nose can be performed concomitantly for patients in which sinus surgery is indicated. Many of my rhinoplasty patients have functional breathing issues caused by a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal allergies, or valve collapse. This can be corrected while improving cosmesis with septoplasty, valve repair, and/or turbinate reduction. This is considered nasal surgery.

Sinus surgery, or more specifically endoscopic sinus surgery, is a procedure indicated for patients with chronic sinusitis or nasal polyps in which the opening between the sinuses in the cheeks, forehead, and between the eyes is widened so that these sinuses can drain mucus more easily into the nose. This is done with a small camera and small instruments through the nostrils. This can be done at the same time of rhinoplasty or cosmetic nose surgery.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX and sees patients from Houston, Katy, Memorial, Clear Lake, Spring and Cypress.