Primary rhino? Or revision?
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gingerviking, I would have to look at your other surgeon's operative note to give you an accurate answer. Good luck with your surgery!
If your septum was worked on, I suppose technically this is a secondary, but it does not really matter. Best of luck with your results.
Septoplasty and rhinoplasty: Primary vs secondary
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to change the shape of the nose for breathing or appearance.
Septoplasty is a procedure to straighten the middle wall between your nostrils. It may be a part of rhinoplasty or a separate procedure.
If you've had a septoplasty and you plan to have a septorhinoplasty, then it will be a Secondary (revision) septoplasty and Primary (first) rhinoplasty.
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Primary rhinoplasty, Secondary septoplasty
From what you're describing, you're having a primary rhinoplasty, and a secondary septoplasty. It's important to know how much cartilage is left on the inside of the nose from the primary septoplasty, in case you need any cartilage crafting procedures performed on the primary rhinoplasty. Ear cartilage may be required if there is a cartilage depleted nose and cartilage grafts are required. For more information about the differences between rhinoplasty and a septoplasty, please see the video below
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