A Rhinoplasty is used to reshape or resize the nose while a Septoplasty is used to straighten the nasal septum due to a deviated septum. A deviated septum may make it tough to breathe through the nose, and a Septoplasty is commonly used to treat this issue.
Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas will perform a Septoplasty procedure to straighten crooked cartilage and bone in the nose. It improves nasal breathing as well as sinus function and can also help a patient reduce snoring.
A Rhinoplasty and a Septoplasty are not identical. With Rhinoplasty, an individual can reshape or resize his or her nose. The procedure does not, however, allow an individual to correct a deviated septum.
When necessary, a Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty may be performed in conjunction with one another, under one anesthetic, and with one recovery period.
For individuals who want to address a deviated septum, a consultation with Dr. Hancock or Dr. Nachlas is key. As top Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty surgeons in South Florida, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas can help you determine if a Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, or both are best for you.