A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum - a displacement of the bone and cartilage that divides your two nostrils. Deviations of the septum can lead to nasal obstruction.
Combining Functional and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Septoplasty could be considered another important type of rhinoplasty—a non-cosmetic version that's designed to assist breathing. Although the distinction between functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty is often hazy (as a satisfying nasal surgery should always optimize both appearance and breathing), some patients desire improvements in airway function without changes in nasal contour - thus the term functional rhinoplasty.
While solely cosmetic rhinoplasty or solely functional rhinoplasty are both quite commonplace, there are also patients seeking both functional and cosmetic improvement in a single surgery. After all, a crooked or awkward nose is often associated with corresponding functional abnormalities. For such patients, Dr. Marcus possesses the skill and experience to provide beautiful and functional results.