Rhinoplasty vs. Septoplasty

June 28, 2017 |

woman with a nose strip on

Many people have nose surgery each year. While some people are having surgery for breathing difficulties, others are having surgery for cosmetic purposes. Some people interchange the terms Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty, but they are different procedures and each have a different purpose.

A Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum — a displacement of the bone and cartilage that divides your two nostrils. During a septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the middle of your nose. The ideal candidate for a septoplasty would be a person who has nasal obstruction or difficulty breathing. These symptoms can lead to a dry mouth and restless sleep.

Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping” by patients, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It is completed due to an undesired cosmetic appearance. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that’s off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury.

If a person decided they wanted to straighten their nose, as well as improve the cosmetic appearance, they would have the option to have a combination referred to as a septorhinoplasty. If you are interested in scheduling nose surgery. Give us a call at (616) 994-2770 and we will help you decide which plan is best for you.


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