A fundamental distinction is drawn here between interventions on the inner and outer nose.
Septumplasty is one of the most frequent interventions carried out on the inner nose. This involves straightening the nasal septum because distortions can often be a significant obstacle to a person breathing properly through their nose. This results in accompanying symptoms, such as disturbed sleep patterns and snoring.
The operating principle in septumplasty does not involve removal of the cartilage structures of the nasal septum but relies on straightening by using tissue-saving ablation and leaving the septum in place to continue providing its supporting function within the nose. The bony structures of the nasal septum are also included in the correction.
Surgical correction of the outer nose is known as rhinoplasty. It is used for surgical treatment of changes in shape, for example a hump nose or the consequences of injury. Rhinoplasty is also used to correct changes to the tip of the nose or nostrils in cosmetic surgery. A combination of septorhinoplasty is often carried out where the shape of the nose is restored from inside and outside, and bony structures are removed. When rhinoplasty is carried out, the incisions within the nose are arranged so that no visible scars arise.
Richard Wolf supplies instrument sets tailored to the needs of the user in the area of functional and aesthetic nasal surgery. Especially delicate instruments are particularly important in this very sensitive area.