[Column] Deviated nasal septum treatment and aesthetic improvements with ‘functional rhinoplasty’


As the weather gets colder and the fine dust gets worse, patients complain of sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Most of the patients think that they have simple runny nose, nasal congestion, so they often leave them. However, if symptoms such as runny nose and nasal congestion persist, you should suspect deviated nasal septum.

Deviated nasal septum is called when septum, a wall that divides the nostril in two and located vertically in the middle of the nose, is bent or gets twisted. Unlike normal functioning nose which has a wide air passage, deviated nasal septum causes the nasal congestion because the nasal septum is bent so that the air flow is not smooth. Apparently, the nose may look straight, but if symptoms such as runny nose and nasal congestion continue to appear, it may be deviated nasal septum, so an accurate diagnosis is necessary through examination. 

The nose affects the image change with even small change because of the location. Recently, there is high interest in rhinoplasty to improve the image. Among them, there is ‘functional rhinoplasty’, which improves both the appearance complex and functional problems of the nose such as deviated nasal septum.

Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical method that can improve the functional part of the nose and resolve aesthetic parts at the same time for people suffering from nasal diseases such as nasal congestion. Many people prefer functional rhinoplasty which saves time and money because functional and aesthetic parts can be improved simultaneously.

Functional rhinoplasty requires cooperation with specialist surgeons who have plenty of experience in this field and ENT surgeons because it is complicated surgery considering both functional and cosmetic or aesthetic improvement. It’s also good idea to find a hospital with more secure system, and make sure that the hospital has state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose precisely.     

Drinking or smoking after rhinoplasty can slow recovery and should be avoided for 4 weeks and being cautious on the surgery area. Since side effects such as inflammation or bleeding may occur depending on the individual, it is imperative to be aware of and follow the cautions guided by the hospital. When such side effects occur, it is advisable to seek advice from medical staff as soon as possible.




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