Most people think that a septoplasty does not affect the shape of the nose. However, a recent study published by Dr. Shah and his colleagues found that a septoplasty can affect the projection of the nose (the measure of which the nose sticks out from the face). If this is affected, then the shape and appearance of the nose can look different, which can be an unintended change for the patient. This study was the first of its kind to see how routine submucous septoplasty can affect projection. This study suggests that surgeons who perform septoplasty be aware of the nasal appearance both before and after the procedure.
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