Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(5): 413-421
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1288928
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The Importance of the Nasal Septum in the Deviated Nose

Jonathan M. Sykes1 , Ji-Eon Kim1 , David Shaye1 , Armando Boccieri2
  • 1Davis Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Sacramento, California
  • 2Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, S. Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
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Publication Date:
25 October 2011 (online)


The nasal septum plays an important role in both the appearance and function of the nose. Deviation of the nose is common and correction requires a focused, anatomically based treatment. Reconstruction and support of the septum is a necessary component to a straight nose. The “four R's” of nasal septal repair—resection, reposition, reconstruction, and replacement—can be used to straighten the septum and maximize nasal appearance and function.