Friday, May 8, 2015

Sinus infections and rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a term to describe the reshaping of the nose. While there is such a thing as functional rhinoplasty, most refer to rhinoplasty as a nose job. Rhinoplasty will typically not treat any issues you may have with your sinuses like sinusitis or nasal polyps. Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure where a camera is placed into your nose and the opening to the sinuses is widened to allow mucus to exit more readily into the nose.

Sinus surgery can be performed at the same time as rhinoplasty. Those patient who have recurrent sinus infections or chronic sinus pain will need a CT scan of their sinuses to asses their sinus anatomy. Based on the results of the CT scan, endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty may be recommended during your rhinoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a nose surgery expert in Houston.