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Is a deviated septum a good reason for a nose job?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Septoplasty

A deviated septum, if it is causing obstruction, can be repaired with a septoplasty without changing your nose's shape.
If you want to change your nose's appearance, that is a good reason for a nose job.

In brief: Septoplasty

A deviated septum, if it is causing obstruction, can be repaired with a septoplasty without changing your nose's shape.
If you want to change your nose's appearance, that is a good reason for a nose job.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Rhinoplasty

A septoplasty is performed to treat a deviated septum. A rhinoplasty requires additional procedures to improve the form and function of the nose.
Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Rhinoplasty

A septoplasty is performed to treat a deviated septum. A rhinoplasty requires additional procedures to improve the form and function of the nose.
Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Yes

If both the nose and septum are bent then only fixing both will correct your functional problems.

In brief: Yes

If both the nose and septum are bent then only fixing both will correct your functional problems.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is a good reason for a nose job.
However, a deviated septum can be repaired without a change in the appearance, .

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is a good reason for a nose job.
However, a deviated septum can be repaired without a change in the appearance, .
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: It's a good reason

For a septoplasy- the only available treatment.
This can be at the same time as a rhinoplasty and the discard cartilage used as important graft material.

In brief: It's a good reason

For a septoplasy- the only available treatment.
This can be at the same time as a rhinoplasty and the discard cartilage used as important graft material.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sometimes

Rhinoplasty and airway reconstruction (for deviated septum) are often combined but must account for both "form-shape" & "function" (meaning ability to effectively breathe through the nasal airways).
Fixing one without the other is not usually advised. In some cases, alteration of the airway intakes (nostrils and angle of nose-lip may need adjusting at the time of internal nasal airway surgery.

In brief: Sometimes

Rhinoplasty and airway reconstruction (for deviated septum) are often combined but must account for both "form-shape" & "function" (meaning ability to effectively breathe through the nasal airways).
Fixing one without the other is not usually advised. In some cases, alteration of the airway intakes (nostrils and angle of nose-lip may need adjusting at the time of internal nasal airway surgery.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends

If the deivated septum is causing airway issues, surgical correction is a good option.
At the time of the deviated septum surgery, a nose job could also be performed. However, these are different surgeries and one does not preclude or include the other. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could help you determine the best course of treatment for you.

In brief: Depends

If the deivated septum is causing airway issues, surgical correction is a good option.
At the time of the deviated septum surgery, a nose job could also be performed. However, these are different surgeries and one does not preclude or include the other. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could help you determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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