Septorhinoplasty at our San Diego center means having a cosmetic rhinoplasty while also correcting a deviation in the septum- that internal structure that divides our nasal cavities in half. A deviated septum can cause nasal obstruction or breathing problems, as well as cause the overlying nasal tissues to appear crooked (following the shape of the septum). For these reasons it makes sense when considering a cosmetic rhinoplasty to also address a deviated septum. It is important to ask your surgeon if he will look for a deviated septum during your surgery and correct it. This is because an asymptomatic mild deviation may become significant if after rhinoplasty your nose has narrowed or weakened in any way.