Surgery of outer nose and nasal septum
The functional and aesthetic surgery of the external nose and nasal septum (rhinoplasty) is a surgical intervention that aims to improve nasal breathing and the appearance of the external nose, i.e. the improvement of both the form and function of the nose.
This goal is achieved by correcting a bent nasal septum as well as the external nose e.g.:
- the reduction or increase of the nose size,
- the modification of the shape of the tip of the nose,
- changing the angle between the nose and upper lip,
- the correction of nasal defects,
- removing post-traumatic complications.
Each surgery ought to be adapted to the patient’s individual needs.
During the surgery, the doctor makes incisions which can be performed intranasally (the intranasal technique) or outside the nose (the open technique) depending on the type of surgery; then, the cuts are hidden in inconspicuous nose skin areas.
Patients qualified for rhinoseptoplasty ought to be in good health and mental condition, and have realistic expectations for surgery outcomes.
The surgery may be connected with a change in the appearance of the face.