Each patient has different needs when it comes to the various plastic surgery procedures. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose are often most interested in procedures like the rhinoplasty, which is commonly referred to as a nose job. Others, who are suffering from medical conditions, might find that a septoplasty is the perfect option for them. Dr. Kevin Sadati wants patients in Newport Beach and Orange County to understand the differences between these two surgical procedures, as well as have a good understanding of the combination procedure — the septorhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty — The rhinoplasty procedure is by and large a cosmetic surgery. The goal of this procedure is to improve the appearance of the nose by adjusting its shape and size. Dr. Sadati uses expert surgical techniques to make adjustments to the nose, ultimately resulting in an improved nose that looks completely natural on the patient’s face. His goal is to make the nose look better while at the same time complementing the other facial features. While a nose job has the ability to improve the patient’s appearance, it does not address medical issues that are associated with the nasal structure.
Septoplasty — A septoplasty surgery is a medical procedure that is designed to correct a deviated septum. The goal of the septoplasty is to fix the structural issues associated with the nose, allowing the patient to breathe better and sleep better than before. A deviated septum can obstruct the nasal passages, which can make it difficult to breathe throughout the day. Many patients complain that they feel like they always have a stuffy nose or a head cold. Patients who are experiencing these symptoms may think that they need to have a rhinoplasty done, when in reality it is a septoplasty that is needed to fix the issues at hand.
Septorhinoplasty — The septorhinoplasty is a unique procedure that combines the medical septoplasty procedure with a cosmetic nose job. Sometimes, a person with a deviated septum has a bump or hump on their nasal bridge. A rhinoplasty that is done at the same time will address the aesthetic issues associated with a deviated septum while the septoplasty will fix the structural issues. These two procedures use similar techniques and incisions, so it is no more invasive to have the combination surgery performed. Many patients who require a septoplasty opt to have a rhinoplasty performed at the same time since it is both convenient and beneficial.
An expert facial plastic surgeon can evaluate your situation and assess your needs, helping you better understand which procedure would work best for you as an individual. Dr. Sadati uses state-of-the-art computer imaging technology during his consultation appointments to help patients get an idea of what they will look like after the operation. He can provide you with all of the benefits and risks associated with each procedure, and help you to make an educated, well-informed decision. To find out more information about these procedures and have Dr. Sadati craft a custom surgical plan for you, set up a free cosmetic consultation as soon as possible.