Will a former deviated septum surgery has an effect on a future rhinoplasty surgery with the purpose of straighten a crooked nose?
Will a former deviated septum surgery has an effect on a future rhinoplasty surgery?
Doctor Answers (3)
Previous septoplasty will affect the rhinoplasty cartilage is needed
A previous septoplasty may have depleted the nose of any cartilage that could be required for the rhinoplasty procedure. Not every rhinoplasty needs cartilage grafting, so the answers to that question is made at the time the consultation. Look for an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon since you may need ear cartilage to be harvested to reach your rhinoplasty goals
Does septoplasty limit the options for rhinoplasty in the future?
The biggest limitation of having had a septoplasty prior to rhinoplasty is that, on occasion, no cartilage remains for nasal grafting. This is not usually the case - most often there is enough cartilage remaining. In the event that all of the "extra" cartilage has been removed, grafts can be obtained from the ear or a rib. I hope this answer is helpful.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Will a previous deviated septum surgery have an effect on a future rhinoplasty surgery?
The previous septoplasty may reduce the amount of cartilage available for grafting.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA