What is septorhinoplasty?

Written by: Dr. Xavier Barceló Colomer
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The septorhinoplasty is the intervention of Otolaryngology in which a deviated nasal septum (septoplasty according Cottle technique) together with an aesthetic improvement of the nasal dorsum and / or nasal tip (rhinoplasty) is.


nasal endoscopy should always be performed to confirm the cause of nasal obstruction like a "book" photographic preoperatively to realize the patient to correct deformities and the most appropriate to achieve and evaluate postoperative outcomes techniques.

Rhinoplasty, from the viewpoint of plastic surgery has evolved from techniques Joseph, who designed what is commonly known as closed technique. This technique has the disadvantage that it is very difficult to make a predictable correction of nasal tip, because the access is very limited and can not see the nasal symmetry.

To solve this problem, Anderson designed the open or external rhinoplasty. This surgery involves making an incision at the level of columela and, from it, expose the entire nose. The main drawback is that the scar is always more or less visible.



After years of experience and considering that the nose should be treated in an integrated manner where functionality and aesthetics are totally related and must be addressed in an integrated way, I designed a unique technique, technique Dr. Barceló, presented at the American Congress of Plastic Surgery Boston 2010. This technique combines the best advantages of the closed technique and the open technique. That is, can treat nasal tip, like the rest of alterations, with very predictable results without leaving any external scar. The result is a very natural nose and well integrated into the face.

This nose surgery can be performed to patients between 18 and approximately 65 years.


Septorhinoplasty: Recovery

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, usually require nasal packing 4 days during which the patient is suffering from oropharyngeal dryness, abundant lacrimation and some anxiety but contrary to what most believe no pain. a slight hematoma that disappears after a few days usually appears. The low labor required is about 10 days.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xavier Barceló Colomer

ENT specialist, Dr. Barceló Colomer is an acknowledged expert in septorhinoplasty. He has designed a unique technique septorhinoplasty presented in Congress The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, held in Boston in September 2010. This technique involves creating a harmony in the nose making a set of aesthetic and functional improvements. Dr. is also a specialist in the study of sleep and in the treatment of most nasal diseases such as nasal respiratory failure, polyps, chronic sinusitis and headache, among others. He currently serves as Clinical ENT Tarradellas Diagonal and Medical Center.




*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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