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Septoplasty vs Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

When most people think of rhinoplasty they envision what is known most commonly as a typical “nose job,” or the reshaping of the nose for cosmetic reasons. However, did you know that the rhinoplasty procedure can also focus mainly on correcting breathing issues? When it comes to the rhinoplasty procedure, there are three common types: septoplasty, septorhinoplasty, and cosmetic. Read on to learn more about these different nose procedures Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers and how they can benefit you.


Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

A cosmetic rhinoplasty aims to shape the exterior of the nose to improve your appearance. A cosmetic rhinoplasty can achieve many different goals, including:

  • Changing nose size, shape, or angle.
  • Correct crooked, badly shaped, or misaligned noses.
  • Creates a nose that is more proportionate to the rest of the face.

This procedure is most commonly done for patients, both male and female, who feel self-conscious about their appearance due to their nose for a boost in confidence.


A septoplasty focuses on shaping the interior passageways of the nose as well as the exterior to help improve breathing. Nasal blockages or a deviated septum are common causes breathing issues, which is the main focus of the septoplasty. However, this procedure may also produce the benefits of a more proportionate nose as well.


For individuals who are suffering from breathing issues and nasal obstruction, and have a large or crooked nose, Septorhinoplasty can improve both the function and shape of the nose. Breathing issues can be caused by a deviated nasal septum, large turbinates, or collapsed of nasal valve.

How Do I Know Which One Is Right for Me?

If you are experiencing breathing issues due to problems with your inner nasal structures, a septoplasty can most likely help. However, if you simply wish to change the outward appearance of your nose, a cosmetic rhinoplasty is a good choice. If you have issue with breathing and cosmetic shape of your nose, Septorhinoplasty is the answer.  The best way to determine if a procedure is right for you is to meet with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadati to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals.

Choosing the right surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty is an important decision. With 20 years of facial surgery experience, you can be sure that you are in good hands with Dr. Sadati. Plus, he is also an ENT and is trained in both the functional and aesthetic aspects of rhinoplasty, so you can feel comfortable undergoing any type of rhinoplasty procedure.

If you are looking to learn more about a septoplasty or cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery, contact Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keven Sadati.



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