What is Septorhinoplasty?

Traditionally, the term "Rhinoplasty" would be used to describe surgery that changes the shape of the nose. In contrast, Septorhinoplasty would be used when other changes are made to the septum to improve breathing. Using modern Rhinoplasty techniques, however, these differences are less significant.

These days, almost all Rhinoplasty surgeries also involve the septum. Even if there is no deviated septum and breathing is not an issue, grafts are taken from this area of the nose to support the tip and to improve aesthetics. Therefore, in modern Rhinoplasty, the traditional distinction between “Rhinoplasty and Septorhinoplasty" has no meaning.

In this example, the septum is deviated quite heavily. This results in asymmetry of the columella,  tip of the nose and, most noitceably, nostrils. Additionally, breathing through both nostrils is impacted. During Septo-rhinoplasty, the septum is reshaped and repositioned. The shape and function of the nose improved significantly after surgery.

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It's given me just so much more confidence and really improved my self-esteem. It's not something that I worry about anymore. It's improved my social life because I don't really say no to things that would have made me a bit uncomfortable before, and I like being in pictures.

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"Ethnic Rhinoplasty"

"Ethnic Rhinoplasty"

“Ethnic rhinoplasty” is a misleading, all-encompassing term used to describe rhinoplasty in people of non-Caucasian descent. Whilst the noses of all races and genders can have various factors in common and that are different, I will discuss briefly the reasons why people of Afro-Caribbean decent often seek Rhinoplasty and how these issues are addressed.