Rhinoplasty to repair the nasal valve is a procedure that is typically performed with septoplasty for a deviated nasal septum and turbinate reduction. The nasal valve is comprised of internal and external components. Compromise or damage to either can lead to severe nasal airway obstruction.
Nasal valve obstruction is an issue typically addressed by facial plastic surgeons who have the ENT background and training as well.
When cosmetic rhinoplasty or a nose job is performed, it is essential not to damage the nasal valves as this could lead to a decline in nasal breathing.
Dr. Funk is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT surgeon in Houston, TX.