Functional septorhinoplasty is a surgery performed on patients with a deviated septum.
It is performed on the inside or outside of the nose to increase airflow. It is a conventional reconstructive surgery designed to improve breathing, correct deformities and repair injuries.
It is similar to rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery of the nose) in that there will be a visual difference, except the operation serves a functional purpose rather than cosmetic.
This procedure is reserved for patients whose deviated septum is so severe that it cannot be fixed with a septoplasty alone.