Rhinoplasty is not limited to cosmetic surgery — it can also be used to correct medical conditions, such as a deviated septum. Dr. Jack Gunter, a leading expert in nasal surgery who is double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, illustrates the benefits of rhinoplasty to improve a patient’s ability to breathe, as well as the appearance of the face.
Nasal septum deviation is a common affliction, generally caused by a congenital disorder or by an impact, like a blow to the face. This deviation can cause problems with breathing, snoring and headaches, and also alter the overall appearance of the nose. Surprisingly, many people are unaware they have a deviated septum, and that it can be easily corrected with minor surgery.
In this educational video, Dr. Jack Gunter, founder of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium and one of the nation’s foremost experts on rhinoplasty, explains how a nose job actually can be used to alleviate the symptoms of a deviated septum in conjunction with improving the overall appearance of the face. The effects of the procedure are illustrated in the before and after photos of one of his patients, who shares her reasons for choosing rhinoplasty instead of septoplasty, and her thoughts about the outcome.