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Functional Rhinoplasty Surgery – Nasal Valve San Francisco

Are you having trouble breathing through your nose? Typically, functional rhinoplasty surgery is necessary when the internal nasal valves have issues that cause breathing problems. Functional rhinoplasty surgery is used to solve breathing problems and restore functionality to the nose.

When the internal valves are narrower and tighter than they should be, this is considered a static obstruction, meaning one that does not move or change.

When the nasal cartilage is weakened, collapse can occur as part of breathing. This is considered a dynamic obstruction, meaning one that moves and changes.

Open Rhinoplasty Technique – San Francisco Nose Surgery

When using the open rhinoplasty technique, your plastic surgeon will create a tiny incision on the columella, which is the external skin that separates the nostrils. The nasal skin can then be lifted, offering a great deal of surgical access to the underlying architecture of the nose.

With the unimpeded view that comes with the open rhinoplasty technique, the plastic surgeon is more able to determine the exact nature of functional issues. They can also better appraise the internal factors that shape the nose’s external appearance.