A septorhinoplasty is the procedure that would address both your breathing issues and the changes you would like to make in your appearance. If you're coming to the US soon, you should probably undergo surgery here. If you will be staying in India for the three months or so following surgery you would possibly save some money having surgery at home. Regardless of where you choose to have surgery, make sure that you seek a highly experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. I hope this information is helpful.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
From your photos, it appears that you will be able to see a significant benefit from this surgery. Follow up is important and the best advice is have the surgery performed by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon with the hope that you will be near the surgeon for an extended period of time to follow up after the procedure.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
The septoplasty procedure is performed for medical necessity once it has been documented that there is a deviation creating nasal obstruction. This procedure is usually billed to the patient's medical insurance for medical necessity
A rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time to change shape of the external portion of the nose. Shaving the hump and straightening the crooked nose can be performed at the same time.
Look for a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in functional and cosmetic nasal surgery for best results
I would recommend rhinoplasty to be performed by a board certified surgeon in the place where you will be long term to be able to monitor your care. Complications can happen and your surgeon should be available to help you.
Based on your photo, you are an excellent candidate for a Septo-Rhinoplasty. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the country when you will be for follow up for your best result.
We can def address both of your concerns regarding your nose. You are a very good candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty and in the right hands will have great results. Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and schedule a consultation. Do your research, look at the before and after pictures.
All of the problems with your nose can be corrected at one operation. I would find a board certified plastic surgeon or surgeons in either country and go in for a consultation so you can be fully evaluated. If you are coming to the states for an extended period of time it may be better to have the surgery done here to make follow up easier.
Rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures are frequently performed together to address both aesthetic and functional needs. I would consider seeing a rhinoplasty expert which can be either a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon with significant rhinoplasty experience.
It's best to have the surgery done where you'll be living. So, if you plan to stay for a few months in India, then have it done in India. If you'll be going to the States soon, then have it done in the US.