Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Balloon sinus and rhinoplasty

Patients often ask if rhinoplasty can be done with balloon sinuplasty. Those patients desiring cosmetic changes to their nose with nose job surgery or rhinoplasty may also have functional or breathing issues. These could be due to a deviated septum and turbinate enlargement. Those patients with recurring sinus infections may require surgery to open their sinuses with balloon sinus surgery. Balloon sinuplasty uses endoscopic techniques to dilate the sinus opening to the nose with a balloon that is then removed. This can be done at the same time as rhinoplasty by a facial plastic surgeon who has ENT training.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.