In what ways is septoplasty different from rhinoplasty?
Septoplasty surgery is used to correct a deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is the bony and cartilaginous structure that exists inside your nose that separates the nose into two sides. A deviated septum is responsible for nasal congestion, recurrent sinusitis, and occasionally headaches. Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure that addresses the aesthetic issues related to your nose and not the functional issues. External changes to the nose is considered rhinoplasty.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld