Nose surgery is not only performed for cosmetic reasons, but can be used for medical reasons, such as to alleviate breathing problems. To correct a deviated septum, the band of thick fibrous tissue that separates the nasal passages, septoplasty surgery can be performed. A deviated septum can occur because of genetics, trauma, or a birth defect. However, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, can repair a septum that is deviated or crooked to ease the airflow to correct and prevent breathing difficulties, snoring, and other complications. Repairing the septum can also have cosmetic ramifications since a crooked septum can cause the nose to appear crooked. Correcting the septum can effectively straighten out the nose.
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The best candidates for septoplasty surgery:
- Have a deviated or crooked septum caused by genetics, birth defect, or trauma
- Have breathing issues
- Suffer with snoring
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect
Septoplasty is generally an outpatient procedure and can be performed under general anesthesia or a lighter version (twilight sedation). This surgery requires no external incisions since the plastic surgeon will lift and separate the tissue that covers the septum. This allows the surgeon clear access to the various nasal structures. The damaged structures will be reshaped, while not affecting the overall shape of the nose. The internal incisions will be stitched close afterwards. The surgical process lasts 1 – 1.5 hours.
In some cases, a septoplasty is performed in conjunction with turbinate reduction surgery, which affects proper nasal air flow. Septoplasty can also be combined with rhinoplasty surgery to correct cosmetic nasal issues.
Following septoplasty surgery, there’s little pain, discomfort, swelling, or bruising. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week. The patient should notice improved breathing soon after the surgery, which should continue to improve in the weeks and months following surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
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Improve Your Breathing
Breathing freely and sleeping well without the nuisance of snoring should be natural occurrences. Unfortunately, a deviated or crooked septum can prevent proper airflow, which can have unwanted consequences. With a successful septoplasty, patients can breathe normally. To learn more about this surgery, give us a call today to set up a consultation.