Septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Would it be better to do it at the same time?
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Simultaneous Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Thank you for the excellent question.
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty performed at the same time
A septoplasty procedure is performed to improve air flow through the nose and is done for medical necessity which must be documented at time of examination and consultation. A rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic purposes, and must be paid for by the patient.
For more information about the differences between a septoplasty and rhinoplasty, and many examples of rhinoplasty, please see the link and the video below
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Septoplasty and rhinoplasty
Septoplasty along with Rhinoplasty
Unfortunately, in cases where cartilage is needed in the absence of septal cartilage, then your surgeon may need to consider ear cartilage or rib cartilage as alternatives. This adds to cost and complexity, but can be easily avoided if your septoplasty and rhinoplasty are done at the same time.
Additionally, the recovery for the combined procedure is essentially the same as either one alone. Finally, there may be financial benefit to combining septoplasty ( an insurance eligible service ) with rhinoplasty to improve overall out of pocket expenses. Your physician can best guide you in your decision for nasal surgery. Hope this reply helps.
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