Functional Rhinoplasty: Nasal Polyp Removal


Do you have allergies or asthma? You may have nasal polyps. Come into MAE Plastic Surgery for an in-depth examination and consultation. Removing your nasal polyps could help you to breathe easier and feel better.

What Are Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps are small, non-cancerous growths that often develop around the sinuses. The polyps are teardrop shaped and may be pink or yellowish-brown. Nasal polyps are often linked to allergies and asthma. Small ones don’t typically need removal, but larger polyps can block normal drainage from the sinuses, potentially leading to infection. They are not painful to the touch, but can cause facial pain and other types of discomfort. Polyps can develop for many reasons, but tend to run in families.

Signs and Symptoms of Nasal Polyps

Small nasal polyps aren’t noticeable and you may not realize that you have them. Signs of nasal polyps include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Itching around the eyes
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infection

If you think that you may have nasal polyps, come see us to explore your options.

What Are My Treatment Options for Nasal Polyps?

If you have nasal polyps that are affecting your ability to breathe, you need to see an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to explore your options. Nasal polyp surgery may be able to remove airway obstructions and help you breathe more easily. Medical problems associated with nasal polyps may improve after polyp removal surgery.

Medications and nasal sprays can shrink the size of some nasal polyps and improve your breathing. If medications aren’t the right option, Dr. Epstein may recommend surgery. We use a variety of different methods to remove polyps and will choose the best options based on your situation.

Call and book your consultation today!