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Rhinoplasty: After Having Septoplasty?

Is rhinoplasty after already having a septoplasty a more complicated procedure?

Yes, in general, rhinoplasty after a septoplasty is more complicated.

Cosmetic nose job surgery complexity largely depends on exactly what was performed in the original deviated septum surgery, your specific nasal anatomy, and the desired results from cosmetic nasal surgery. Only after a comprehensive examination by a nasal cosmetic surgeon, can he/she be able determine the complexity of rhinoplasty in your particular case.

Both septoplasty and rhinoplasty may be “minor” or “major” procedures. There are many variations is each procedure. Having one performed prior to another may make the second procedure unnecessarily “major”.

Ideally, you should heal completely from septoplasty before considering rhinoplasty surgery. Generally, many surgeons prefer to wait at least 6 months, if not longer, before cosmetic surgery.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.