Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty

Many people might think a rhinoplasty will help them breathe better but there is a step you'll likely want to consider first...
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Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty

You've likely heard the term "nose job" referenced as a procedure that can address one of two concerns. The first is for those who want to change the outside appearance of the nose which is addressed by a cosmetic medical procedure called Rhinoplasty. The other sought-after medical procedure is Septoplasty, which deals with structural issues inside the nose with breathing and performed by an ENT.

The simple truth is if you are having issues breathing AND want to change the appearance of your nose you'll want to start by seeing a board-certified Otolaryngologist (ENT) before a facial plastic surgeon.

5 Things to Consider in Your Nose Job Search

When it comes to cosmetic medicine, it can be easy to get caught up in aesthetics. The important thing to remember here is without a well functioning nose your daily life is negatively impacted. Here's five things to keep top of mind if you are thinking about rhinoplasty:

  1. The nose is a very complex facial structure.
  2. Your nose is designed for breathing and your mouth is designed for eating.
  3. Proper nasal breathing can prevent health issues downstream.
  4. Underlying sinus issues can play a role in your inability to breathe.
  5. A rhinoplasty alone will not address nasal blockage, nasal lining, sinus or allergy concerns.

Benefit to coming ADVENT is we have two dual board-certified surgeons in Otolaryngology and Cosmetics on our team.

ADVENT Providers That Perform Rhinoplasty

<a style="color: #e02826;" href="https://adventknows.com/providers/ethan-handler">Ethan Handler, MD</a>

Ethan Handler, MD

Dr. Handler brings dual board certification in Otolaryngology and Cosmetic Surgery to ADVENT. He received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin before returning to his native state of California, where Dr. Handler completed his residency in Head and Neck Surgery with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. During his residency, Dr. Handler embarked on numerous surgical medical missions, operating in a variety of third-world countries, providing care for those in desperate need.

<a style="color: #e02826;" href="https://adventknows.com/providers/ron-schroeder">Ron Schroeder, MD</a>

Ron Schroeder, MD

My name is Dr. Ron Schroeder, and I am double board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at ADVENT. I chose the field of ENT because of the dramatic improvements that can be made in a patient's quality of life. Seeing patients' excitement and joy after their recovery is so rewarding.

What Should I Expect?

Given our expertise to deliver results in office, the team will guide you through The Patient Journey® prior to proceeding into the operating room for rhinoplasty. During the rhinoplasty procedure, our surgeons will reshape the nose and address any additional sinus or breathing concerns that could not be delivered in office. Healing time for rhinoplasty can be up to nine months or longer, allowing the remodeled nasal tissue to assume its final shape. Several post-operative follow-up visits will occur to ensure progress is expertly monitored. As an alternative, septoplasty is available in office and offers little to zero down time.

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First published by ADVENT on
December 4, 2020
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