Procedure Details

This patient presented with difficulty breathing with nasal deviation to the left side. Her nose was not always deviated, however she does not recall any specific trauma that caused the current deviation to the left side. The internal nasal valves are of a very narrow acute angle, blocking airflow. She especially has difficulty breathing at night; she breaths mainly through her mouth. Rhinoplasty is performed to re-shape the nose by changing the bones and cartilage of the nose to a better shape; breathing can be improved as well in many cases. When the nose is a better shape, the whole face can look better as there is better proportions resulting in facial harmony. Septoplasty is performed to help with breathing difficulties which is a result of a deviated septum. The septum is bone and cartilage that separates the two nostrils. When the septum is deviated, it can cause breathing problems, nose bleeds and discomfort. The procedure is performed to improve breathing, unlike rhinoplasty which is usually performed to improve the appearance of the nose.


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