What is a Deviated Septum?

What is a Deviated Septum?When you hear the word “rhinoplasty,” do you think “nose job”? Many do. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty is a leading cosmetic procedure for both men and women. But did you know that Phoenix rhinoplasty also has its place as a treatment for a deviated septum? This is a substantial quality-of-life issue for many people for whom the septum, the thin wall of cartilage that separates the nostrils, is poorly formed or misaligned, causing breathing difficulties, nosebleeds, sinus infections, snoring and other symptoms.

How exactly can a rhinoplasty resolve the issue of a deviated septum? Septoplasty, the term used in this case, can create symmetrical nasal passages, so that breathing is easier and other issues resolve. A relatively straightforward procedure, septoplasty is commonly performed to reposition the septum, creating two equally sized nasal passages. In Phoenix, rhinoplasty for deviated septum is a specialty of Dr. Angelchik, who helps his patients resolve their deviated septum symptoms.

Of course, each individual case is different and resolution with Phoenix rhinoplasty is a matter of many factors, including severity of the disorder. Typically, the procedure takes place on the exterior of the nose. In some cases, the procedure requires the removal of turbinates, tiny bones in the nose that can contribute to a deviated septum. Regardless of the severity of your case, the procedure will not dramatically alter the shape of your nose, and you should see good results after a few weeks’ recovery.

Is rhinoplasty right for you?  This is a matter for personal consultation with Dr. Angelchik. While he will help you to better understand the procedure, the final decision is yours. Septoplasty is outpatient surgery requiring general anesthesia.

Please call experienced Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik today at 602-375-8888 to learn more about rhinoplasty for a deviated septum.

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