Can sinus surgery be performed at the same time as rhinoplasty and how is this done?

Question:
Can sinus surgery be performed at the same time as rhinoplasty and how is this done?

Answer:
Yes, sinus surgery can be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty.  Various techniques can be utilized to achieve this. The most commonly used method for sinus surgery today is endoscopic sinus surgery using small cameras and instruments inside the nose.

Depending on your surgeon’s preference and your nasal anatomy, either an “open” or “closed” approach can be used for rhinoplasty.  Open means making a small incision on the undersurface of the nose and elevating tissue to visualize the anatomy. Closed means making incisions inside the nose to access the underlying bone and cartilage.

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