The nose is one of our most, if not the most, prominent features on our face. And of course, like our eyes and ears, our nose performs important functions for our body. It’s not there to just look pretty. The nose helps us taste our food, enjoy our partner’s perfume, and protect our body from disease.
When our nose causes breathing problems or it feels out of proportion to the rest of our face, our quality of life is diminished. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Pearlman is committed to making sure you look and feel your best. Septorhinoplasty is a procedure that combines a septoplasty with a rhinoplasty surgery to address both the form and function of your nose. As a dual board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic surgery and Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Dr. Pearlman is uniquely qualified to assess and address form and function of the nose.
Who is a candidate for septorhinoplasty?
Because a septorhinoplasty is a medical procedure first, patients are experiencing breathing issues typically caused by a deviated septum. Some patients are born with a deviated septum, but it can also be caused by injury. In either case, surgery can help alleviate the symptoms.
Symptoms of a deviated septum
- Obstruction in one or both nostrils
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Facial pain
If a patient is only looking to correct functional issues, the procedure is known as a septoplasty. A rhinoplasty corrects cosmetic concerts like size or shape. Septorhinoplasty combines these two procedures when necessary or desired. A specialist can help you determine which procedure makes most sense for you.
What happens during a septorhinoplasty?
The majority of septoplasties, when performed alone without cosmetic surgery, are performed from the inside of the nose. It’s only necessary to open the nose in extreme cases or if the patient has elected to receive certain rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Pearlman straightens the bone & cartilage, allowing air to flow more freely through the nasal passageway. He typically tells his patients that even their own mother couldn’t tell they’d had anything done 2 days after a septoplasty. There are no external changes, cast or black and blue eyes.
Recovering from rhinoplasty procedures looks a little different and can take much longer, depending on the changes made.
Struggling with a deviated septum? Reach out to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery today!
Dr. Steven J. Pearlman is a dual board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He’s has performed over 7,500 rhinoplasties in his career and is a specialist in rhinoplasty technique, including the Piezo Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty and Preservation Rhinoplasty.
Whether you need a septoplasty, a rhinoplasty, or both together, Dr. Pearlman can ensure you have a nose that makes you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
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