The importance of the nasal septum in the deviated nose

Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;27(5):413-21. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1288928. Epub 2011 Oct 25.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials / therapeutic use
  • Cartilage / transplantation
  • Humans
  • Nasal Cartilages / abnormalities
  • Nasal Cartilages / pathology
  • Nasal Cartilages / surgery
  • Nasal Septum / abnormalities*
  • Nasal Septum / pathology
  • Nasal Septum / surgery
  • Nose / abnormalities*
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / pathology*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Rhinoplasty / classification
  • Rhinoplasty / methods


  • Biocompatible Materials