Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Does rhinoplasty always include a septoplasty?

When my Houston rhinoplasty patients come in for consultation, I always assess any functional concerns and examine for a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. With most rhinoplasty, cartilage grafts are needed for structural stability of the nose. These grafts help support the tip and prevent collapse of the nose. Usually, these cartilage grafts can be taken from the septum. Any deviation of the septum can be fixed at the time. If a previous septoplasty has been performed, ear cartilage or rib cartilage may be necessary for grafting purposes.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.