Our prime identity is the face and it is the first thing that people tend to notice about us. Harmonious proportion amongst facial features enhances one’s overall appearance.
Some people may be unhappy with the natural shape of their nose or may suffer from a nasal deformity from birth, trauma or disease. Some may also experience nasal blockage or breathing difficulties along with an external nasal deformity. In any of these nasal conditions, you may discuss with your doctor the various treatment options available for correction.
Septoplasty vs rhinoplasty. Both septoplasty and rhinoplasty are surgical procedures performed on the nose. Rhinoplasty modifies the outer shape of the nose to mainly improve its aesthetic appearance and is often considered a cosmetic surgery. Septoplasty on the other hand, corrects deformities of the internal nasal structure to treat issues such as difficulty in breathing and is considered a functional surgery.
Both the procedures complement each other and are often performed simultaneously, to improve the shape and function of the nose. For example, a patient suffering from external nasal deformity like a crooked nose may also have breathing difficulty due to a deviated nasal septum, in this case both these problems can be resolved by performing a septoplasty along with a rhinoplasty.
RECON - Centre for Facial Cosmetic Surgery is located in Gurgaon and offers all types of nasal surgeries to their patients. We are here to assist you in enhancing not only the shape of the nose, but also in improving its function. We make sure that your nose surgery results are natural and suit your face.
For details on septoplasty vs rhinoplasty, you can schedule a consultation with our expert, Dr Pragati Shubha at Recon. This will help you get a better knowledge and understanding of the surgeries.
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Rhinoplasty is a surgery to reshape the nose. It is commonly known as a nose job.
The Rhinoplasty Surgery in Delhi makes changes to the structure of the outer nose and focuses on modifying its external appearance. The structures modified by rhinoplasty include the nasal bone (upper 1/3rd of nose), nasal cartilages (lower 2/3rd of nose) and nasal skin.
Rhinoplasty is done to:
A customised treatment plan is prepared considering the individual patient’s concerns.
Septoplasty is a surgery to correct the deviated nasal septum. Septum is the bony-cartilaginous wall dividing the nasal space into two halves. A deviation of the nasal septum can be present since birth (congenital) or occur due to an injury or trauma to the nose during sports, traffic accidents or playground games.
Deviated nasal septum can cause nasal airway obstruction resulting in:
During septoplasty, the position of the nasal septum is realigned towards the midline of the nose with correction of the bent portion of bone and cartilage. This procedure will open the nasal airways and help improve breathing, ventilation and drainage.
Rhino-septoplasty or Septorhinoplasty is a combined technique of performing both septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgeries simultaneously. This helps patients to improve both breathing difficulties (function) and external appearance (cosmetic) of their nose at the same time. It also allows them to heal post-operatively within one recovery phase.
It is often performed in patients with crooked nose, congenital defects and other deformities of the nose from trauma or injury.
Recon’s Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Pragati Shubha is the best cosmetic surgeon in Delhi. She is a registered ENT and Head Neck surgeon, who has worked extensively in Rhinoplasty and Facial Aesthetic Surgery. Her practice has involved an expansive focus on the function and aesthetics of the nose and the head and neck region. Her dual training ensures peerless expertise in reconstructing significant structures in the face, like the nose and reshaping them for an optimally aesthetic result.
Dr. Pragati Shubha along with Recon’s advanced technologies, expert team of doctors, nurses and other well trained staff ensure that every patient receives the best treatment in the field of facial aesthetics.
A septorhinoplasty has many benefits for someone who is already planning a rhinoplasty. Since the doctor is already operating on the nose, this is a good opportunity to address other issues, like a deviated septum simultaneously. Although the surgery takes the same effort as doing them separately, the time as well as cost of surgery and recovery are halved:
Dr. Pragati Shubha is a registered ENT surgeon from one of the pioneer institutions in
India. She has always had an inclination towards Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic
Surgery. This led her to attain the highest honours in the field from India and Europe
(Austria &Italy). She has trained in Rhinoplasty under the mentorship of Dr.
Brajendra Baser, one of the pioneers of Rhinoplasty in India and a renowned
International faculty in the field of Rhinoplasty and Facial Aesthetic Surgery. She broadened her expertise by attending International workshops in Europe. She also has a fellowship in Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty under Dr. Ignazio Tasca (Imola,Italy). Dr Pragati is actively involved in extensive research and keeps herself
well- updated with her subject. She has been the organising secretary over the last 3
years of International Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery conferences . Her
understanding of the rising trend for non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, led her
to undertake a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine. With her dedication and a robust
team you can be assured that you will achieve the best and most natural results, be it
precise surgical procedures or the much sought after non-surgical procedures.
She is also a member of the:
Association of Rhinoplasty Surgeons (India)
Indian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (ISAM)