Reconstructive rhinoplasty can correct defects, and provide a sense of confidence and relief for patience who have dealt with traumatic incidents. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is not to be confused with cosmetic or aesthetic rhinoplasty. Reconstructive restores the normal shape and function of a nose following previous damage. This includes traumatic incidents, autoimmune disorders, intra-nasal drug abuse, previous botched cosmetic surgery, cancer or birth defects. Reconstructive rhinoplasty can re-establish nasal airflow, recreate the normal contours of the nose and restore skin coverage. Septoplasties, a more minor surgery, can be performed to correct breathing.