Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty are often done together.
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
A septoplasty is a surgery performed to correct a deviated (or crooked) septum. Septoplasty alone does not involve changing the shape of the nose. The septum is the piece of cartilage that separates one side of the nose from the other. Normally, the septum is straight. When it is crooked, it is termed a deviated septum. A deviated septum can block the nasal passage and contribute to symptoms of nasal obstruction.
Correction of a deviated septum with a septoplasty involves making an incision on the inside of the nose. The skin covering the septum is lifted off the cartilage and the deviated septum (intranasal part only) is either removed or reshaped to make the breathing passages more open. It is infrequent that a septoplasty alone will correct external crookedness.
For post-traumatic nasal deformities, particularly ones in which both the nasal bones and the septum are crooked, a septorhinoplasty in which both the septum and the nasal framework are corrected may be required.
If the external portion of the nose is crooked, the nasal bones will have to be reset through a Rhinoplasty. This is done through a closed Rhinoplasty technique where all the incisions are made on the inside of the nose. It does not have to be an open external Rhinoplasty.
The terms septoplasty and Rhinoplasty can be very confusing for patients. Complete correction of deviated nose involves correction of both components in order to achieve a good result.
Who can do the Septo Rhinoplasty?
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