What Is Rhinoseptoplasty & How Can It Fix My Nose?

the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa

Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? Do you snore at night? Is there something you would like to change cosmetically about your nose?

Rhinoseptoplasty, also known as rhino septoplasty or septorhinoplasty, is a nose job procedure that makes cosmetic changes while realigning a malformed nasal septum. Aesthetic concerns are addressed with rhinoplasty; deviated septum or nasal septum issues that cause breathing issues are addressed with septoplasty. Rhinoseptoplasty enables patients to undergo cosmetic and functional changes simultaneously, resulting in one recovery period.

Here is a more in-depth look at rhinoseptoplasty and how the procedure can help.

What Is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty helps to improve how a person breathes through their nose. It involves operating on the internal structure to correct septum deformities or other structural issues due to genetics or injury. The nasal septum is the cartilage and bone inside the nose structure that separates the nostrils. A septoplasty is typically performed on individuals with the following:

  • Crooked or deviated nasal septum
  • Nasal valve insufficiency that doesn’t allow for proper breathing by opening and closing
  • Sleep apnea or consistent snoring at night
  • An issue with recurring nosebleeds
  • Oversized turbinates, which keep the nose moist when breathing
  • Nasal polyps or growths that can impede proper breathing

A septoplasty straightens the septum area by repositioning, trimming, and replacing bone or cartilage to effectively correct the inner nasal structure, helping patients breathe better. A bent nasal bone or a deviated septum can cause sinus pressure and even increase the risk of sinus infections due to poor drainage. A septoplasty can alleviate these issues.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

One of the most common surgical procedures performed today, rhinoplasty reshapes the nose and can fix a range of cosmetic issues. For aesthetic reasons, men and women have rhinoplasty to:

  • Reduce or enlarge the size of the nostrils
  • Reshape the bridge of the nose, recontour the nose, or remove a bump
  • Narrow the width of the bridge area
  • Change the size and shape of the nasal tip
  • Adjust the angle between the mouth and nose
  • Create more balance with the nose and other facial features
  • Improve their profile

At each consultation, Dr. Walters uses Vectra 3D imaging, enabling patients to see potential changes to the size and shape of their noses and make any changes with Dr. Walters to achieve the right aesthetic outcome.

Before & After Rhinoplasty Case 138 View #3 View in Metairie and New Orleans, LA
Before & After Rhinoplasty
Before & After Rhinoplasty Case 136 View #4 View in Metairie and New Orleans, LA
Before & After Rhinoplasty

What Is Rhino Septoplasty?

A rhinoseptoplasty combines septoplasty and rhinoplasty techniques, allowing patients to have both procedures in one surgery. Patients with cosmetic and functional needs can consider this surgical procedure to feel better about their noses and breathe better. The surgery usually takes 1 to 3 hours under general anesthetic but varies by patient. Patients are closely monitored for the first few hours after surgery while resting comfortably in recovery before returning home the same day. Follow-up appointments ensure a patient’s recovery stays on track in the weeks and months following surgery.

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There are many factors to consider when choosing this procedure. The most important is surgical care. Dr. Jules Walters is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the New Orleans, LA, area specializing in rhinoplasty procedures. If you have a functional and cosmetic need for your nose surgery, Dr. Walters can reshape, correct, and enhance your nose so you not only look better but can also breathe better.

If you live in the greater New Orleans, LA area and have additional questions about this surgical procedure, we invite you to request a consultation at the MODERN Plastic Surgery and Medspa. You can also call us at (504) 517-6200.

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