Breathing 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.
- Sinus Infections
- 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.