Although both fall under nose surgery, septoplasty and rhinoplasty have differences that are not only technical but also functional. Let’s see together how these two types of nose surgery differ.

Septoplasty: what is it and when to choose?

Septoplasty is a surgical operation indicated for those who have had a clear deviation of the septum. This operation serves to reposition the deviated septum is the most correct position.

Patients with septum-nasal deviation often find themselves living with various disorders such as:

  • Trouble and difficulty in breathing (heavy breathing)
  • Dry mouth; because you almost always find yourself breathing with your mouth open
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bleeding from the nose (in severe cases)

Septoplasty is usually done under general anesthesia. It takes 30 – 60 minutes. It can be performed with either the open or closed technique depending on the surgeon’s preference. The open version, as well as for the rhinoplasty, allows much greater visibility as well as makes the use of cartilage grafts much easier. Correct breathing re-establishes itself in a variable time which can generally be days or weeks.

Rhinoplasty: how is it carried out and why is it chosen?

Rhinoplasty is performed to correct imperfections of the nose such as nose with a hump, tip defects, wide nostrils: in these cases, action is taken on the cartilage or on the bone/cartilage area (in the case of a hump that causes the aquiline profile). The purpose of this operation is to improve the shape or size of the nose. It is preferred by everyone who does not feel comfortable with their nose and therefore their face.


Rhinoseptoplasty is the combination of these two operations mentioned above. With this 2-in-1 technique, the curved nasal septum is repositioned and creates both aesthetic and functional solutions at the same time.

If you are thinking that you have a problem with your nose whether structural or aesthetical, contact Turkeyana Clinic specialists to get a free consultation about your case.