Posted by: nix | 2004/10/18

skew nose!

i have always had a large nose and recently my septum has grown incredibly skew! i suffer from sinus problems due to the major deviation of the septum and it is also very unattractive.

i consulted a E,N,T who said he works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. he calims my nose will droop if i dont have the plastic surgery at teh same time as i have my septum straightned .. i would also like to change the shape of my nose.. jus twhile im there? how does medical aid view this sort of case?

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Dear Nix,

Your ENT is absolutely right - you should always have nasal cosmetic surgery done by both an ENT and a plastic surgeon. These two specialists focus on different aspects - the ENT has to make sure that your nose is still functional after the cosmetic surgery, as a beautiful nose is no good if you cannot breathe!

We usually write a motivational letter to the medical aid, explaining why this surgery is important from a functional point of view. Depending on the regulations of the particular medical aid, we usually gain approval for such procedures.

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