The scope and complexity of a functional rhinoplasty procedure depends on several factors, including the current anatomical state of the nose and the severity of the nasal problems. Several techniques are used to achieve the desired outcome, including some that target specific irregularities. For instance, in the case of a deviated septum, a septoplasty or septal reconstruction can be performed. If there is septal perforation or nasal valve collapse, grafting material such as cartilage can be used to repair the damaged area.
In cases where the airway obstruction is caused by abnormal growths in the nasal passages, a straightforward extraction or reduction procedure is typically used. If a patient is suffering from enlarged turbinates (turbinate hypertrophy), a turbinate reduction can be employed to lessen the overgrown tissues. For nasal polyps, which are benign growths that can obstruct the nasal airway, the surgeon can perform a simple polyp removal.
Other issues such as injury-related fractures, nasal asymmetries, and congenital nose deformities may involve minor to extensive reconstruction or alteration of the internal or external nasal framework. The exact technique or combination of techniques required to make the necessary modifications will vary depending on the patient’s specific issues.
There are generally two surgical approaches that may be used in rhinoplasty: the open (external) approach and the closed (endonasal) approach. With the latter, the incisions are made inside the nostrils, while the former makes use of an extra incision on the columella (the partition between the nostrils) as well to obtain superior exposure to the underlying structure.
Dr. Sedgh has mastered both approaches through performing hundreds of nasal surgeries. He employs the safest and most advanced rhinoplasty techniques to help patients regain proper nasal function and improve their quality of life. As reflected by his outstanding patient testimonials, Dr. Sedgh’s work is distinguished by patient-centered care, surgical precision, medical artistry, and prodigious skill.