Are You A Good Candidate for Septorhinoplasty?
Most people think of rhinoplasty as a cosmetic procedure. Although it remains one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgeries year after year, it can also be a valuable option for patients looking for medical correction of the nose. Sometimes called the septorhinoplasty, this nose surgery may be your best option – when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, it can alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here’s what to know about it and whether it’s right for you.
Septorhinoplasty is a specialized procedure that corrects a deviated septum in the nose. The septum is the cartilage structure that separates the two nostrils of the nose, and it can become displaced or broken because of injury. It can also be malformed because of genetics. In either case, a deviated septum can prevent proper air flow through the nostrils and make it difficult to breathe, cause snoring, and predispose you to sinus problems, to name a few concerns. The septorhinoplasty can unblock the nose and allow for more effective breathing.
Patients who can benefit most from septorhinoplasty are those who experience day-to-day disruptions because of a deviated septum. This might include trouble sleeping or breathing, or even chronic sinus problems. The septorhinoplasty doesn’t always apply to patients looking for cosmetic improvement – although a deviated septum can cause cosmetic concerns like crookedness or an unwanted bump. It’s important to be in overall good health and able to undergo surgery, so your board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss your health history during your consultation. Finally, since septorhinoplasty requires recovery, it’s extremely important that you be able to take time away from work or school to rest.
When looking at your options, always select a surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with experience as an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist and otolaryngology/head and neck surgeon. This guarantees that your surgeon has the appropriate experience in both functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty and can customize the proper rhinoplasty procedure for you. Because the nose is one of the most delicate structures of the face, it’s important to feel comfortable and confident with your choice in a surgeon. Make sure that your surgeon answers your questions directly and makes you feel heard during your private consultation.
The septorhinoplasty can achieve life-changing results for patients who suffer from nasal concerns. To meet with our board certified cosmetic surgeons, contact the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge by calling or filling out our online form.
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