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.
If you feel that your breathing is impaired and that you may need functional rhinoplasty, set up an appointment by contacting our office. Dr. Evan Ransom, a double-board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, can help.