Rhinoplasty improves the appearance of your nose, while other types of nasal surgery are used to treat conditions like blocked sinuses, polyps, or a broken nose. The team of physicians at Southern ENT Associates are extensively trained in rhinoplasty and nasal surgery and have produced results that meet or exceed their patient's expectations. If you need nasal surgery, you should consult an ENT specialist to be sure changes to your nose don’t affect your ability to breathe. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the six locations in South Louisiana.
Rhinoplasty is the medical name for plastic surgery on the nose. Your doctor performs rhinoplasty to change the appearance of your nose by:
When you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important to talk to your doctor about what you don’t like about your nose and how you’d want to change its appearance.
After your doctor has a clear vision of your expectations, the two of you can talk about the procedure and whether the change you want is possible. This discussion is essential to be sure you have a clear, realistic understanding of the results that are achievable.
When nasal congestion persists despite conservative treatment, your doctor may recommend minimally invasive surgery to open blocked sinuses.
Your sinuses produce mucus that flows through an opening and into your nose. When chronic sinusitis blocks the opening, enlarged turbinates, nasal polyps, or a deviated (displaced) septum, the mucus gets trapped in the sinus and causes an infection.
Blocked sinuses can be reopened with two minimally invasive procedures: functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and balloon sinuplasty.
Septoplasty is surgery to correct a deviated septum when it interferes with normal breathing. Septorhinoplasty is surgery to repair a broken nose because the procedure combines correcting the septum by restoring the pre-injury appearance of your nose.
When you need rhinoplasty or nasal surgery, call the team at Southern ENT Associates or book an appointment online.