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Functional Rhinoplasty
New York City

The results you need

Functional rhinoplasty is a nose job performed to address functional concerns related to the nose, such as obstructed breathing because of a deviated septum. If you’re troubled by breathing problems, functional rhinoplasty can straighten the septum and correct the internal and external structures of your nose, restoring optimal functionality.

However, your functional rhinoplasty must be performed by highly skilled facial plastic surgeons because it’s a delicate procedure. The plastic surgeons at our offices in New York City and Tarrytown have decades of combined experience with cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty in NYC. Below, we describe the different types of procedures included in functional rhinoplasty.

Types of Functional Rhinoplasty


Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses functional problems related to the septum, i.e., the bone tissue and cartilage between the nasal passages. If you have a deviated septum, either from childhood or because of facial trauma, one of your nasal passages might be smaller than the other, leading to breathing issues. During a septoplasty, the surgeon will fix or straighten the septum to restore optimal breathing.

Turbinate Reduction

The turbinates are a series of bony structures covered with soft tissues within the inner nose. They clean and humidify the air entering your lungs, helping you breathe clear and fresh air. However, allergies and chronic inflammation can make them flare up or grow larger, leading to breathing issues. During a turbinate reduction, the surgeon reduces the turbinates to restore optimal airflow and breathing.

Nasal Valve Repair

Nasal valves are located in two internal and external regions of your nose. The nasal passages may collapse due to injuries, facial trauma, or poor structural support, thereby narrowing the nasal passage, which reduces optimal airflow and causes breathing issues. During nasal valve repair, the surgeon restores the nasal valves to their ideal position and builds support for them, thereby restoring optimal airflow.

Nasal Polyp Removal

Polyps are teardrop-shaped, soft, noncancerous growths that hang from the top of your nasal passages and line the walls of your nose. They may occur because of underlying health conditions, chronic inflammation, allergies, or asthma. The presence of nasal polyps leads to breathing issues because of an obstructed airflow. During nasal polyp removal, the surgeon removes the polyps to restore optimal breathing.

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Your Functional Rhinoplasty Consultation

Your functional rhinoplasty starts with a personalized consultation with the plastic surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery. Our plastic surgeons will examine your nose to identify the root cause of your nasal obstruction, whether you have a deviated septum, nasal polyps, damaged nasal valves, enlarged turbinates, or other concerns. After a thorough evaluation and screening tests, the surgeons will curate a personalized treatment plan for you.

Breathing problems can lead to numerous health conditions, including sleep disorders, headaches, chronic sinusitis, excessive snoring, and more. If you’re suffering from breathing problems, our surgeons can identify and address the root cause of your problems, improving your overall quality of life. Functional rhinoplasty is a truly life-changing surgery. Please schedule an appointment at our offices in Westchester or Orange County, New York, for more information on the best functional rhinoplasty, NYC has to offer.

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