Monday, January 14, 2019

Rhinoplasty with sinus surgery?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients have recurrent sinus infection that require treatment and possible sinus surgery. Many want their sinuses treated at the same time as their rhinoplasty. Endoscopic sinus surgery can be performed with rhinoplasty or nose job surgery. I usually perform the sinus surgery first as the scope can push on the nostrils and alter the work that was performed on the tip cartilages if performed after the rhinoplasty.

Sinus surgery does require occasional cleaning with a scope in the office with deeper suctioning. I usually wait 10 days to perform this if rhinoplasty was performed at the same time as the sinus surgery as I do not want any of the incisions from the base reduction or open rhinoplasty approach to open up with the camera/scope going in and out.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas.