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Functional Rhinoplasty in McAllen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers functional rhinoplasty (nasal reconstruction) for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

What is Functional Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery for the nose and is classified as cosmetic or functional.

  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty improves the shape and size of the nose for aesthetic reasons
  • Functional rhinoplasty addresses issues with the nose structures to help you breathe easier and reduce any nasal symptoms

What is Nasal Reconstruction?

Nasal reconstruction is a type of functional rhinoplasty that reconstructs the structures inside the nose. This type of surgery may be recommended after trauma, cancer treatment and other situations that damage the interior of the nose.

What Are the Benefits of Nasal Reconstruction?

  • Improves breathing
  • May reduce sinus issues, such as congestion and discharge
  • Helps with snoring and difficulty sleeping (deviated septum)

Who is a Good Candidate for Functional Rhinoplasty?

You may be a good candidate for functional rhinoplasty if you experience:

  • Blockages due to enlarged turbinates
  • Functional issues linked to previous cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Trauma to the nose that damages the interior structures
  • Chronic sinus congestion related to allergies

What Should I Expect from Nasal Reconstruction?

Dr. Ayala explains the expected outcomes of your nasal reconstruction during the consultation. In general, functional rhinoplasty results in:

  • Easier breathing
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer and less severe allergy symptoms

Although the aesthetics of the nose are not a primary goal of functional rhinoplasty, the surgery may improve the way your nose looks by correcting bumps and crooked orientation. Additionally, you may need nasal support, such as a splint or surgical dressings, while your nose is healing after the procedure. Other potential complications after surgery include:

  • Bruising or facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Septal perforation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Reoperation

How Much Does Functional Rhinoplasty Cost?

Dr. Ayala tailors each functional rhinoplasty procedure to the patient, so the cost does vary. We can provide this information at the time of your consultation based on the treatment plan. Prior to the appointment, we encourage you to learn about our financing options and find out if you qualify for a plan through Prosper® or CareCredit®.

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers functional rhinoplasty (nasal reconstruction) for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.