Rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty: surgical correction of the external and internal nose

The remarkable evolutions in endonasal surgery today provide rhinoplasty with increasingly precise and minimally invasive techniques. Modern endonasal rhinoplasty may minimize side effects and complications as it uses specific anatomical corridors to reach and correct well-defined anatomical targets.

Rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty both concern the nose but differ in technical terms. Strictly speaking, septorhinoplasty combines the correction both of the outer and inner nose, while rhinoplasty concerns the external nose only. However, since nasal cavities are closely related to the external appearance of the nose, no nasal surgery finalized to alter the shape can be planned and executed regardless of the function. The very old idea of an independent treatment of aesthetics and function is quite absurd in rhinoplasty.

In high demand by men and women of different ages, septorhinoplasty still remains one of the most complex operations in facial plastic surgery due to the numerous patient-specific anatomical variables and the millimetric anatomy of the nasal structures. Rhinoplasty is an unforgiving operation. The rhinoplasty specialist is aware of the exclusive attention to be given to each individual patient since the first contact. A thorough functional and anatomical diagnosis, an advanced aesthetic analysis, and even a deep understanding of the psychological and emotional state of the patient are prerequisites to this life-changing surgery, whether it has a cosmetic or functional purpose.

Scrupulousness, precision, empathy, and versatility are the primary components of Dr. Palma’s formula YOUnique Rhinoplasty™.