Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, CABreathing doesn’t come easy to everyone. For some, the structure of their nose can make breathing difficult. No one should have to think about breathing. It is a natural body rhythm that should require no effort or thought.

It is possible that your snoring and sinus infections are more than bad luck and really symptoms due to a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the tissue between the nostrils are crooked preventing you from breathing properly.

Do You Have a Deviated Septum?

If you suffer from a deviated septum, you may have experienced these symptoms for years, or just recently as a result of previous surgery or accident. If you suffer from any of the following you should follow up with a medical professional to determine if you have a deviated septum.

  • Snoring
  • Sinus Infections
  • Nosebleeds
  • Crooked nose
  • Nostrils that feel blocked or obstructed
  • Preference for sleeping on one side
  • Awareness of breathing at night or during the day

How Did I Get a Deviated Septum?

A deviated septum is either a condition that is present at birth or has occurred as a result of trauma. Regardless of how you think your septum became crooked, a facial plastic surgeon can make corrections that can greatly enhance the quality of your breathing.

How Can Rejuva Medical Aesthetic Help?

The surgical procedure used to treat a deviated septum is called a septoplasty. During a septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened in the center of your nose. The surgery can also be combined with a rhinoplasty, known as a septorhinoplasty, to improve the appearance of your nose, as those with a deviated septum also have the appearance of a crooked nose.

Dr. Karimi and Dr. Griffiths are both double certified facial plastic surgeons and head and neck surgeons. Their expertise in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology – the study of the ears, nose and throat – has allowed them to help men and women around the world breathe with ease.

We invite you to learn more about how a septoplasty can help you breathe and sleep better.

Contact Rejuva Medical Aesthetics and schedule a consultation today.