11th March 2015

Julian Rowe-Jones on: What is the difference between rhinoplasty, septoplasty and septorhinoplasty? (Video)

Top UK Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Julian Rowe-Jones on: What is the difference between rhinoplasty, septoplasty and septorhinoplasty?

Rhinoplastia and septoplasty: Difference

Rhinoplasty is usually a cosmetic or aesthetic operation to change the shape of the nose. That’s different from septoplasty, which is usually an operation to improve breathing. The septum is twisted inside the nose or displaced inside the nose, blocking one side or the other, so septoplasty straightens and corrects the septum.


Some patients not only have a blockage on the inside, but have a twisted nose on the outside, so most often septorhinoplasty refers to the surgery that not only repositions and straightens the septum for breathing, it also repositions and straightens the nose on the outside. This can often be after trauma for example and the goal is to give the pre-injury appearance and function back to the nose.

Presented by Julian Rowe-Jones, Top UK Rhinoplasty Surgeon

More about Julian Rowe-Jones

Julian Rowe-Jones founded The Nose Clinic in 1998 with a clear mission to deliver world leading standards of cosmetic nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Guildford, and now in Harley Street, London. His aim is to provide a level of friendly and professional consultancy, advice, support and patient care that complements and enhances these standards. His expertise as a rhinoplasty surgeon is central to the success of his patients; and you can read more about his background and experience in specialising.

A Rhinoplasty Testimonial

I would firstly like to thank Mr Julian Rowe Jones for looking after me so well. I was assaulted on a night out and ended up with a broken nose, which was painful and I couldn’t breathe through it. I came to see Julian after being recommended to him by a few of my clients, he was lovely, made me feel comfortable and I trusted him. He told me what he was going to do and I was booked in.

I had my surgery and within about two days I could already breathe better than I could before. He has changed my life, I never knew how much you take breathing for granted. I am a beauty therapist, the way I look is very important for my job and it takes a lot to trust someone but he is amazing, so thanks again.