The Department of Functional Rhinoplasty treats all conditions of the nose related to respiration, the sense of smell, obstructive sleep apnea and obliterated snoring. It also restores aesthetic defects of the nose, as well as ENT conditions in general,
such as problems associated with the pharynx, the larynx, the throat and the ears.
Surgical treatment includes Functional or Reconstructive Rhinoplasty, meaning the correction of nasal respiration problems and the restoration of aesthetic
nasal defects during the same procedure, known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) – as well as the entire range of surgical ENT.
A few words about Functional Rhinoplasty
Functional Rhinoplasty has a twofold nature since it resolves both the functional and the aesthetic problems of the nose.
The problems associated with respiration, the sense of smell or taste, and sleep disorders (obstructive apnea or obliterated
snoring) are corrected during the functional part of the surgical procedure. Many interested people, however, exclusively seek aesthetic restoration of their nose, to improve their appearance. Finally, in some cases, the procedure could also have
a clearly reconstructive character, to correct deformities or disorders from previous surgeries or injuries, or congenital defects.
In the context of improving the functionality of the nose, with the fundamental aim of unobstructed breathing, which improves the quality of life during daily activities and at night with quality sleep, Functional Rhinoplasty offers:
Correction of nasal septum deviation
Removal of nasal polyps
Reduction in the size of the inferior nasal turbinate
Treatment of adenoid hypertrophy
Treatment of sleep apnea, snoring and its related anatomical problems
It is of particular importance that a rhinosurgery specialist performs aesthetic correction of the nose. That is because the result must be a beautiful natural looking nose, which matches completely the unique features of the person, while it also
assists them to breathe correctly. This is why an aesthetic intervention must also be accompanied by the correction of any underlying functional problems.
Reconstructive Rhinoplasty corrects problems
(functional and aesthetic) caused by previous operative surgeries or injuries.
It is a particular field of Functional Rhinoplasty since it requires special surgical techniques.
Common areas where it provides a solution:
Asymmetry of the dorsal nasal axis
Increasing and decreasing tip projection (long or short nose)
Extremely low or extremely narrow nose at its spine or tip