Do I need a Rhinoplasty?
Doctor Answers 3
It sounds like you broke your nose.
Septoplasty vs. rhinoplasty
Gaby, great question, and very common at that. A septoplasty will address the nasal septum along the middle and help you with your breathing, while a rhinoplasty deals with the nasal valve, the bony structures, as well as the appearance of the nose. In some cases, a functional rhinoplasty (one that is intended to improve breathing after trauma, for example) includes maneuvers such as bony repositioning, spreader grafting, etc which will address the way you look as well. It sounds like the procedure that you had done was performed mostly to address your breathing, and not the appearance of your nose from the outside. If you continue to have troubles breathing, then you may require a functional rhinoplasty along with a cosmetic component to straighten it out and get your nose looking great again. That being said, without any pictures or exam, its tough to say. I hope some of this information helps. Best of luck!
Rhinoplasty for a broken nose, functional septoplasty for breathing
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