Rhinoplasty and septoplasty candidate
A thorough examination of the internal and external portion of the nose is required to document the fact that the breathing issues are caused from a deviated septum. There are many issues inside the nose that can cause nasal obstruction. A septoplasty is performed for functional purposes on the inside of his, once medical necessity has been documented. A septoplasty does not change the shape of the nose. A cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to change the shape of the nose which must be paid for separately by the patient. Both procedures can be performed together under the same anesthesia with the same recovery.. For more information about the differences between the 2 procedures, please see the link and the video below
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a conservative dorsal hump reduction. A spetoplasty and spreader grafts may help your breathing. Depending on your insurance carrier, septoplasty and spreader grafts are usually covered. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Should I consider rhinoplasty?
Thank you for your question and pictures. Sorry to hear that you are being bullied for this, no one should have to go through that. Schedule a consultation with a reputable board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon in your area. Your surgeon will be able to address your thoughts and concerns with a treatment plan. Best of luck!