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Most Common Functional Nose Problems

The nose is responsible for conducting air to the lungs. First, inside the nose, it is heated, moistened, and filtered, preventing the passage of dust and germs. It is the main airway of the respiratory system, the outer and upper part of which is bony and the lower outer part cartilaginous. In addition to being the organ of smell, it is a potentiator of the sense of taste.

Most Common Problems

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Deformation of the nose
  • Nasal septum perforations
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Hypertrophied nasal turbinates
  • Turbinate inflammation
  • Septum fracture
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviations of the septum or nasal septum
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Adenoid hypertrophy (vegetations)
  • Anatomic alterations of the turbinates
  • Accumulation of blood or pus in the nasal septum.

Functional Nose Surgery

What is sought is to amend functional and structural disturbances of the nose, such as smell, respiratory, or voice modulation difficulties, through a surgical procedure. First, a diagnosis is made to determine the problem of each patient, and the doctor suggests different alternatives to solve it.

  • Nasal valve surgery
  • Turbinates surgery
  • Endoscopy surgery
  • Nostril and sinus surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Rhinoseptoplasty: Includes aesthetic and functional
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Improves respiratory function.
  • Corrects congenital or acquired deformities.
  • It composes nasal lesions or tumors.
  • Improve heart rate
  • Improves the quantity and quality of sleep.
  • Improves sports, work, and intellectual performance.
  • It improves mental concentration.

Functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty, from my point of view, are two sides of the same coin; this because when making a change in the aesthetic part, changes will occur in the functional part; the nose must be seen as a whole both internally and externally.