I am having septoplasty done.
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A septoplasty is performed to correct a deviated nasal septum which can cause disruption to your breathing. By correcting the deviated septum, the visible crooked part of the septum at a base view may look straighter. However, to correct a deviated nose from the front view a septorhinoplasty is recommended. A septorhinoplasty combines septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgery. This procedure straightens the nasal septum and addresses cosmetic concerns. Before undergoing your septoplasty procedure, make sure your surgeon understands your aesthetic goals. Best of luck with your procedure.
Crooked nose and septoplasty
Correction for a very bent septum will help you breathe better and sometimes shows changes to the deviation of the nose, especially if the bottom of the septum is crooked (the base view- what you see if you were looking from the ground up the nose). However, usually a rhinoplasty is needed to fully straighten the nose.
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Will a septoplasty help straighten my nose?
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