DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20220143
Published: 2022-01-25

Septorhinoplasty-our experience

Ravibabu Polisetti, Swetha Varanasi, Nagavardhan Bhimavarapu

Abstract


Background: The nose is not only a vital organ but also cosmetically important, especially for younger individuals. External nasal deformities like deviated nose, crooked nose, hump deformity, abnormalities of the tip are more noticeable. They cause cosmetic disfigurement and also may cause nasal obstruction when associated with deviated nasal septum. One of the oldest known cosmetic surgeries is rhinoplasty. Septorhinoplasty is done to correct the deviated septum as well as the external deformity of the nose. The aim is to study the indications, various surgical methods used, complications and results of septorhinoplasty.

Methods: A total of 30 patients were taken into the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. They underwent rhinoplasty surgeries based on different deformities.

Results: The majority of the patients were in the 21-30 years age group and deviated nasal septum with external deformity was the most common pathology addressed. Septal cartilage was used as the graft material in most cases. Excessive bleeding was the most common complication encountered and all the patients were satisfied with the result.

Conclusions: Septorhinoplasty can be done for functional as well as cosmetic causes. Graft material should be chosen based upon the defect to be corrected. The results depend upon the defect and the expertise of the surgeon.


Keywords


Septoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, External nose deformity

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