A nose can make a person’s face look thinner, appear younger or accent the way that other features come together. It’s also key to tasting food, breathing normally, and acquiring a restful night’s sleep.
Given the importance of the nose, two procedures, in particular, are popular due to the large impact they can create: rhinoplasty and septoplasty.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to reshape the nose. It can correct the width of the nose, alter how it connects to the face in relation to the upper lip, and correct other defects that may exist upon the nose.
Most patients requiring rhinoplasty have an imperfection that affects the aesthetics of their face or the functions of their nose. For example, they may have a nose that deviates to one side or one that appears out of proportion to their face.
What is Septoplasty?
While rhinoplasty is designed to treat conditions on the outside of the nose, septoplasty is designed to treat the septum that resides within the nose.
A deviated septum is the most common reason for septoplasty. They can make breathing difficult, force the nose to look asymmetrical, and cause some issues that can range from minor irritations to major complications.
The septum tends to deviate as a person ages, but injury and birth conditions can cause this to happen.
Do You Need Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty?
Rhinoplasty may be needed in the case of certain aesthetic concerns. Noses that appear misshapen, crooked, the wrong size or fail to agree with the rest of a person’s facial structure will require rhinoplasty.
Patients with trouble breathing through their nose, any number of nostril-related conditions or other physical problems will generally require rhinoplasty to treat those issues.
To ensure the success of cosmetic surgery, you should turn to an experienced provider. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we offer a variety of services to help people reach their goals. We will be happy to speak with you and customize a treatment plan for your goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.