Rhinoplasty terms to know

  • Cartilage: Connective tissue that forms the structure of the nose.
  • Columella: The narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
  • Deviated septum: Cartilage that separates the nostrils is misaligned which may cause partial nasal airway obstruction.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Hematoma: Blood pooling beneath the skin.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Rhinoplasty: Surgery to reshape the nose.