Deviated Septum Surgery
Do you have chronic sinusitis, difficulty breathing, nosebleeds or sleep apnea? Can you often breathe more easily from one nostril than the other? Is your nose crooked or lopsided? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a deviated septum. If your deviated septum only affects your breathing and other nasal functions, it can be repaired with deviated septum surgery, or septoplasty. However, if your deviated septum is accompanied by cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Azouz of Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers both rhinoplasty and deviated septum surgery, providing the look you want while protecting your health.
What Is a Deviated Septum?
Your septum is the cartilage that runs down the inside of your nose. It is what separates your left and right nostrils and gives the bridge of your nose its shape. Often, the septum is damaged by trauma, and it will bend more to the left or right, partially obstructing one of your nostrils. You can also be born with a deviated septum, and it is not uncommon to see a crooked or even slightly wavy septum.
With deviated septum surgery, the cartilage is first trimmed, so it is symmetrical. Next, it is repositioned, so your nose is straight, and your nostrils are even. If you are lacking enough cartilage, new cartilage may be grafted to ensure proper form and function. Sometimes, trimming and repositioning is also required for bone.
Septoplasty Repair in Dallas
Septoplasty repair is a precise surgery requiring special care. In addition to restoring the function of your nose, your surgeon must protect or improve the way your nose looks. This requires an extensive understanding of nasal anatomy as well as an artistic touch.
Dr. Azouz is a highly sought-after plastic surgeon located in Dallas, Texas. Treating patients from around the world, he is passionate about providing individualized care and achieving beautiful and natural results. He is fellowship trained, board certified and recognized by his peers for his innovative techniques and development of improved surgical tools. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to see if Dr. Azouz can help you breathe easier with deviated septum surgery.