Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose. It is also a common type of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery whether it is used to improve breathing, correct differences that have been present since birth (congenital differences), change the shape and size of the nose, or repair injuries to the nose. Sometimes the surgeon may also use a forehead skin flap as part of the procedure. Learn more about forehead flap nasal reconstruction.
Septoplasty is a nasal surgery that specifically changes and reconstructs the partition between the nostrils, or septum. Having a deviated septum, where the nasal partition is not straight, can make it difficult to breath. Septoplasty also corrects cleft defects like cleft lip and cleft palate.
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