Signs You May Need Functional Rhinoplasty


Frequent headaches? Bad breath? The problem might actually be your nose. Nasal obstructions can cause a variety of symptoms, many that you may not expect. If you want to improve the appearance or function of your nose, come see us. As a top rhinoplasty doctor in Chicago, Dr. Epstein can help you perfect your nose. Call and schedule your consultation today.

Signs You May Have a Breathing Problem

Do you have a nasal obstruction, deviated septum, or other airway problems? Common signs of a problem include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Nosebleeds
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Sinus pressure headaches
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Hypernasal voice tone
  • Difficulty breathing through one or both nostrils

If you are concerned about a potential nasal obstruction and are experiencing any of the issues above, call and schedule a consultation with us. We can help you determine if you have an airway obstruction and if rhinoplasty can help.

What Is Functional Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that changes the appearance and structure of the nose. Most of our patients initially come to us due to cosmetic concerns. For both cosmetic and functional patients we perform a type of rhinoplasty that we call functional rhinoplasty. We address cosmetic, structural, and functional issues simultaneously, ensuring a stunning end result that works and looks its best.

Functional rhinoplasty is essential for the best results. During rhinoplasty, structural issues can develop, causing future breathing problems if not addressed. By keeping the airway in mind throughout the rhinoplasty process we can greatly reduce the need for revision rhinoplasty due to airway problems.

Are you thinking about rhinoplasty?  Call MAE Plastic Surgery at (847) 205-1680 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Epstein in Chicago, IL.