Functional rhinoplasty describes any nasal surgery used to enhance or restore the nose’s ability to breathe and function. One popular type of functional rhinoplasty procedure is septoplasty.
The nasal septum can be found within the nose, in the center area. It’s made of bone and cartilage, and it serves to separate the nose vertically into two halves. Because the septum offers vital support to the nose as a whole, issues with the septum can affect the appearance and functionality of the nose. Thus, septoplasty to correct the nasal septum can be incredibly helpful for patients.