WHAT IS A DEVIATED SEPTUM?
Your left and right nostrils are separated by a thin wall (nasal septum) of cartilage and bone that runs into your nose. In some people this wall can end up off-center causing one nasal passage to be smaller than the other.
This can be caused by:
WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
For some, a deviated septum can cause no problems at all. For others, a deviated septum can come with a myriad of issues. These can be simple annoyances, but at times can progress to serious medical problems that can cause significant distress.
Depending on the degree of deviation, people with deviated septums can experience:
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?
One of the main remedies for a deviated septum is surgical intervention. Nose surgeons (ENT’s or Cosmetic Surgeons) can perform a septoplasty or a rhinoplasty combined with a septoplasty. The difference between the two is quite simple:
When combined, these procedures can provide a dramatic change in the quality of life of people suffering from deviated septums and nasal disfigurements. Clearing the airway from obstruction allows you to breathe clearly again and relieves your symptoms. You can enjoy a good night’s sleep without mouth breathing and be freed of pesky nosebleeds and head pain. In addition, restoring the symmetry of your nose, and consequently your face, instantly enhances your attractiveness so you can face the world with greater confidence and pride in your appearance.
As septoplasty is an entirely internal procedure, and rhinoplasty often requires very little external manipulation or incisions, these procedures offer little to no scarring and a quick recovery time. Additionally, these simple procedures are usually done on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home on the same day. In just one day, you can breathe a breath of fresh air with your new straightened nose and put your best face forward.
Are you suffering from a deviated septum? Do you want to enhance the look of your nose? Call at 403-668-2917 for more information and a personalized consultation.