Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

When seeing my Houston rhinoplasty patients in consultation, many inquire what can be done regarding their breathing issues. Nasal airway obstruction can be due to a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or nasal valve collapse. During rhinoplasty, cartilage is needed for grafting purposes to the framework of the nose. This cartilage is usually taken from the septum. Any deviation to the septum is corrected at the time the cartilage is taken. This is called a septoplasty. Dr. Funk performs septoplasty with almost every rhinoplasty as this cartilage is needed for spreader grafts, columellar struts, or alar batten grafts.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty and septoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.