Functional sculpting of the nasal airway is a noninvasive office treatment used to maximize the size of the internal passages of the nose without affecting the external appearance. It is used in those patients with breathing issues related to narrowing of the nasal valves or enlargement of the inferior or nasal turbinates.
This procedure uses a disposable handpiece specially designed to deliver low energy beneath the lining of the nose, causing the tissues to tighten and resist negative pressure caused by breathing. This keeps the nose open at the nasal valve area and improves airflow significantly. Performed by itself, it is done in the office under local anesthesia and takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The physicians at the Nose and Sinus Institute of Boca Raton did the early research on this procedure ad have one of the largest continued experience with this in the world.