Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery For Deviated Septum



Rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose surgery, can reshape the nose to improve facial symmetry and, in some cases, ease restrictions on breathing. The goal when performing nose surgery is always to achieve the ideal nasal shape for your individual profile. Nose surgery targets asymmetries around the nostrils, nasal bridge, and / or tip of your nose, including bumps or crookedness. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing issues, including functional problems stemming from a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or facial trauma. Thanks to specialized minimal incision approaches to rhinoplasty, Nose surgeons can achieve substantial improvements to the size and shape of your nose without extensive downtime or prominent scarring. Revision rhinoplasty is also available to enhance and correct the results from a past rhinoplasty procedure. Since the nose is such a prominent facial feature, it is very important to choose a highly skilled nose surgeon. Your rhinoplasty surgeon should have a clear understanding of your individual anatomy to ensure natural-looking results.

Rhinoplasty At A Glance
Can improve nose size and shape for a symmetrical-looking nasal profile
Corrects bumps and crookedness around the nasal bridge, nostrils, and / or nasal tip
Asymmetries caused by facial damage or trauma can be treated with nose surgery
Can improve breathing issues caused by functional problems, such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates
Requires minimal incisions and less downtime than past nose surgery procedures
Scars are virtually unnoticeable after undergoing rhinoplasty surgery

Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Your rhinoplasty surgery can be performed either at an outpatient surgical facility or a local hospital, depending on your particular treatment. There are two different approaches to nose surgery: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Your nose surgeon will discuss which of these rhinoplasty techniques is right for you during your nose surgery consultation.

Open Rhinoplasty: During open rhinoplasty, incisions are carefully placed inside of the nose, with an additional incision across the columella—located at the base of the nose between your nostrils.

Closed Rhinoplasty: When undergoing closed rhinoplasty, there is no incision made at the base, as all incisions are made inside of the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty: Patients who have opted for a previous nasal surgery can undergo revision rhinoplasty to improve upon past results. Either open or closed rhinoplasty may be utilized during revision nose surgery.

When performing nose surgery, nasal tissue and cartilage can be removed or repositioned to smooth humps and unevenness. Rhinoplasty can target the nostrils, nasal tip, and nasal bridge or hump to produce a more aesthetically-pleasing result and enhance your overall facial profile. Additionally, nose reshaping can correct functional issues that inhibit breathing, including a deviated septum or facial damage.

Rhinoplasty can be performed alongside additional facial rejuvenation procedures, including a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, to address any other cosmetic concerns and bring balance to your profile.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

Open Rhinoplasty Technique Closed Rhinoplasty Technique Revision Rhinoplasty Technique
Incisions are made inside of the nose, along with an additional incision along the base of the nose at the nostrils across the columella All incisions are made inside of the nose Open rhinoplasty approach is often used, with incisions being placed inside the nose with an additional incision at the base of the nostrils across the columella
Minimal incision approach leads to virtually invisible scarring at the base of the nose No visible scarring present due to the absence of external incisions Scarring is virtually invisible due to minimal incision approach
May be utilized for more complex nose surgery procedures Can be used for less invasive rhinoplasty procedures Can improve upon results from a past rhinoplasty procedure

What To Expect After Undergoing Nose Surgery

Patients can expect bruising and swelling to last for about 1-2 weeks following nose surgery. While rhinoplasty recovery ultimately differs from case to case, many patients can return to work within 1 week and are back to completing most of their daily activities after 2 weeks of rhinoplasty healing time. Your nose surgeon can provide exact timeframes for your recovery during your rhinoplasty consultation.

Nose surgery can achieve substantial enhancements to the size and shape of your nose. Rhinoplasty is designed to bring about long-lasting results for patients. Thanks to specialized minimal incision approaches, rhinoplasty scars are virtually invisible post-procedure.

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