Most often than not, Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty surgeries are performed together. But it takes an expert surgeon to achieve both a Rhino and Septo in one surgery. These two nose surgeries are done on the nose, and they have more similarities than they have differences.
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The nasal septum is the part of the nose that separates nostrils, and when the cartilage that separates the nostrils is out of position or crooked, the condition of deviated nasal septum occurs. It can cause serious breathing problems, headache, heavy snoring, bleeding, severe sleep apnea, and sometimes even pain. Some patients with a deviated septum need to undergo surgery to relieve their symptoms.
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Septoplasty (septal reconstruction) is a surgical procedure performed to correct the nasal obstruction caused by a deviated septum.
The nasal septum consists of a thin bone and cartilage that separates the nasal passages. In most cases, people with a deviated septum have one nasal passage that’s smaller than the other. If the cartilage or bone deviates in the septum, some problems might occur, such as difficulty in breathing. The correction of a deviated nasal septum is sometimes combined with the reduction of the nasal turbinates. The nasal turbinates regulate the nasal airstream functions like warming up and moistening. Similar to septum deviation, enlarged turbinates are seen commonly in patients suffering from reduced nasal breathing.