Hi, it's Dr. Nassif. A lot of patients email me and they say, "You know what? What basically is a rhinoplasty with a septoplasty?"

So septoplasty means we're cracking a deviated septum. It can be done in conjunction with the rhinoplasty or alone. Usually we'll perform that, and we'll take some cartilage out of the septum as long as we keep enough strength in it called an "L" strut. And we use that cartilage for reconstruction of the rhinoplasty or the revision rhinoplasty.

Sometimes we can address the septum through an open approach rhinoplasty where you're pretty much lifting up the skin and going straight through into the deviated portion of the septum. Hope that helps. Thank you.

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty: Do I Need to Get Both?

If you're thinking of having a rhinoplasty procedure and wondering if you also need a septoplasty, Dr. Nassif talks about both in this video.