Septoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to straighten a crooked septum and improve breathing. The procedure can also improve snoring for some patients.
The nasal septum is a wall made of cartilage and bone that separates the two nasal passages. A deviated septum is a common condition in which the septum is crooked, causing narrowing of one or both nasal passages. Although some people are born with a deviated septum, others develop a deviated septum following trauma to the nose.
Symptoms of a deviated septum can include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Sensation of constant stuffiness
- Noisy breathing during sleep or snoring
- Frequent nosebleeds.
Choosing a Surgeon for Your Septoplasty
Making the choice of surgeon for your septoplasty procedure can make the difference in the successful outcome of your surgery. Dr. Daines is board-certified in both facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to nasal surgery. Dr. Daines is an expert at septoplasty and other surgical procedures designed to improve the function of the nose, such as nasal valve repair and turbinate reduction. Dr. Daines recently authored a chapter in a textbook in order to teach other surgeons advanced surgical techniques to improve nasal breathing.
During your consultation, Dr. Daines will determine if you are a candidate for a septoplasty and will discuss additional procedures that may further improve your breathing. Some patients choose to undergo cosmetic refinements (rhinoplasty) at the time of their septoplasty. It is common for patients to have their profile enhanced or the tip of their nose made more attractive while undergoing surgery to improve their breathing.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. To find out if you are a candidate for septoplasty, contact Daines Plastic Surgery at 949-397-6499.
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