Two Types of Rhinoplasty Explained – Cosmetic vs Functional

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Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is most commonly recognized as a cosmetic procedure. However, many people do not know that there are two types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is type of rhinoplasty that is designed to enhance the appearance of the nose. For most patients, this includes reshaping the nose to achieve facial symmetry. Functional rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is a medical procedure that widens the nasal passage so that air can flow through the nose more easily. This form of rhinoplasty is especially helpful for patients who experience functional problems like allergies and sinus infections.

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