What is functional rhinoplasty, septoplasty.
Functional rhinoplasty refers to the operation that aims to improve breathing or more accurately the passage of the air through the nasal cavity. Most of the time it is about widening the passage through the nasal cavity. Septoplasty refers to the operation on the nasal septum (the structure of cartilage and bone that away the two nations). Septoplasty can resace, straighten or reposition the nasal septum.
These workworks that address the function of the nose can be achieved together with the aesthetic rhinoplasty operation becoming more complex and longer than time.
What are the symptoms that can be improved by this operation.
Functional rhinoplasty aims to improve the air passage through the nasal cavity. Symptoms of runny nose and insufficient air can be improved by this operation. These symptoms may be present in a single noar or bilateral.
The cause of a blocked nose sensation is narrowing of the passage to the nasal cavity through which the air travels to the lower airway. Narrowing may be produced by the hypertrophy of the mucosa or the malposition of some elements like nasal septum or nasal cornets. Hypertrophy of the mucous membrane may be the cause of a rhinitis or may accompany the malposition of the elements specified for example compensatory counterlateral hypertrophy in the case of deviation of septum.
What are the costs of Septoplastia.
The exact costs can be determined following a consultation that will establish the exact workpieces that need to be done. The costs differ if the operation is carried out together with aesthetic rhinoplasty and can only be for functional rhinoplasty between 1000 and 1800 euros.
How to make functional rhinoplasty and septoplasty.
Hypertrophy of the nasal mucosa or rhinitis
It usually treats the drug according to the cause it produces.
Hypertrophy of the nasal mucosa associated with the malposition of some elements can be treated by resertion or destruction.
The deviation or malposition of the nasal septum is treated by septoplaty. Septoplasty aims to obtain a straight and centered Sept on the longitudinal axis of the face. The septum can be rectified the diverted part or can be fully excised and reintroduced after it has been directed extracorporeal. The septum can be directed using sutures or cartilage or bone grafts. The bone part of the septum that is more posterior usually resected if it is deviated enough.
The lower nasal cornets are the most important for the passage of the air through the nasal cavity they determine 2/3 of the air restriction. Their role is to humidiate and warm the inspired air. If the cornets are hypertrophied or Mal positioned the treatment is surgical through the partial repartition of them and the mucous membrane that covers them. In some cases fracturing and pushing to the side is sufficient to create a sufficient passage for air. The mucosa can be reaped or coagulated by various methods.
Internal and external valves.
These structures are created by the upper and lower allation cartilage and the lax tissue that forms the nostrils. In certain patients may be incompetent i.e. to collapse when the patient inspires and thereby cause obstruction. The treatment consists in strengthening valves through cartilage grafts and sutures.
What to expect after the surgery
The first few days
On the first day after rhinoplasty, you may feel a sensation of clogging and some pain around your nose may have a slight headache. This discomfort can be controlled by medicines prescribed by your plastic surgeon. You will need to hold your head high on the first day after surgery.
Patients usually have a slight bleeding, as well as swelling and bruising around their eyes in the early days, which is completely normal. It is somewhat common to have a not quite pleasant appearance in the early days, at first, but after about 3 days, the swelling and bruises will stabilise and begin to fade gradually. Carefully applying cold compressats to these swollen and brusated areas can help you feel more comfortable.
1 to 2 weeks
Most bumps and bruises disappear in 2 to 3 weeks. Within weeks of rhinoplasty, you will start to look and feel better. You will most likely return to work as long as your work is not too tiring. After 1 week the external splint will be removed. During this period, there will be removed and the septum that is placed in each noar at the end of the operation and which is maintained for several days up to one week.
Restrictions during recovery
You should avoid exercises and activities that can increase your blood pressure. In general, you will want to pay greater attention to the protection of your nose from bathing or makeup. If you wear glasses, you will need to be very careful not to leave them on the bridge of the nose until it heals properly, usually within a month to a month and a half.
Rhinitis i.e. hypertrophy of the mucous membrane inside the nose can be treated and medicinal ex. Allergic rhinitis, etc. In the case of incompetence of the internal or external nasal valves it is possible to use at night a silicone spleen that facilitates the maintenance of a sufficient opening of the noseholes during the inspiration process. The deviation of the septum or hypertrophy of nasal cornets can only be treated surgically by repositioning and/or reducing.
Recovery and some tips for a good recovery.