For many patients, the first thing that comes to mind when they think “plastic surgery” is not a functional improvement. While plastic surgery is often used for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to achieve functional improvement — especially in areas of the nose.
Combining Refinement + Function
The nose is one of the hallmarks of ENT care. When certain nasal treatments call for surgery, it’s also an opportunity for patients to correct areas of the nose they have always wanted to change. Dr. Davis can effectively combine traditional rhinoplasty with sinus surgery or septoplasty. During sinus surgery, Dr. Davis is able to remove tissues or polyps that are blocking the sinuses. This can allow patients to breathe easier and stop chronic sinus infections.
The septum is the divider between the nostrils. In some patients, this area is crooked or has become crooked due to an injury. When this occurs, breathing can be difficult and surgical correction is necessary. By combining these surgeries, Dr. Davis can help correct breathing problems while also making cosmetic improvements to the size or shape of the nose. This accomplishes two goals at once, creates a shorter recovery time, and requires fewer office visits.