Can Rhinoplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?

Do you suffer from obstructed breathing? You may if you have frequent sinus infections or struggle with breathing at night. This could be due to a condition called a deviated septum. The good news is that treatment options like rhinoplasty can provide you with relief. This type of customized treatment plan can address many of the problems you have that could be limiting your ability to breathe easily.

What Is a Deviated Septum?

A deviated septum happens when the septum, which is the thin wall between the nostrils in the nose, is displaced to one side. The displacement causes the septum to become deviated or off-center, which decreases the size of one of the nasal passages.

One of the most common causes of a deviated septum is being involved in an accident that results in a broken nose. However, many people have this condition from birth. No matter the cause, it may be possible to fix the problem with rhinoplasty.

How Can Rhinoplasty Help Your Deviated Septum?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed to make changes to the structure of the nose. The procedure is typically done in several steps. The first step is to reshape the structure of the nose. Next, the deviated septum is corrected. This allows for air to move through the nose properly, alleviating any of the breathing problems you have.

Rhinoplasty is performed in an outpatient setting, which means you will typically be able to go home the same day. After that, you will have a bit of downtime for about 7 to 10 days while your body heals. It can take several weeks to months to receive the full benefits of rhinoplasty. However, it is important always to follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions to ensure you have the best possible results and recovery.

Set up an Appointment with Our Facial Plastic Surgeon Today

To see how we can help you find relief for your deviated septum, contact our office at 732-914-2233 to schedule an appointment with our facial plastic surgeon. Since 1996, Dr. Foster has proudly served clients in the Manasquan and Toms River, NJ, areas. At FosterMD, our team is committed to providing quality care for all patients.

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