Are you experiencing impaired breathing? This and other nasal issues can often be solved with the aid of functional rhinoplasty. One of the main types of functional rhinoplasty is septoplasty surgery.
The septum, made up of cartilage and bone, is a central structure in the nose. With septoplasty surgery, a patient can have fractures in their nasal septum repaired. These may have resulted from a nasal trauma. Septoplasty can also be used to rid the nasal passages of small spurs or to straighten a crooked septum.
Rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, can either be functional or cosmetic. While cosmetic rhinoplasty is specifically focused on improving the nose’s outward appearance to satisfy the goals of the patient, functional rhinoplasty has a different purpose.
Functional rhinoplasty is surgery that alters various internal and external nasal structures in order to make breathing easier for the patient. Because this type of surgery is viewed as important for health purposes, insurance companies are likely to pay for a portion of the procedure costs. To find out more about this possibility, contact your health insurance provider.