Many people are living with a deviated septum, and they don’t event realize it. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any symptoms, but some patients do not recognize that their persistent stuffy nose or their constant headaches are related to their nose. A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum is broken or crooked, many times obstructing the nasal passages to the nose. Dr. Kevin Sadati recommends that patients in Orange County who have a deviated septum undergo a septoplasty procedure rather than a rhinoplasty. The septoplasty is a specific surgical procedure designed to address the medical issues associated with a deviated septum, rather than a rhinoplasty which addresses aesthetic issues.
3 Reasons to Correct a Deviated Septum
If you have difficulty breathing, frequent sinus infections and a persistent runny nose, it might be time to consider this procedure. A deviated septum obstructs the nasal passage way, which can make it difficult to breathe through your nose. In severe cases, people with a deviated septum will suffer from sinus infections very often and will constantly be battling a stuffy nose. Living with these symptoms on a permanent basis can make life miserable, so it is important to diagnose the deviated septum.
Newport Beach residents who have a difficult time sleeping or have trouble with snoring might want to schedule a consultation about this surgery. When the nasal passage is blocked by the deviated septum, patients have a difficult time breathing through their nose. This often impacts the sleep cycle, and more often than not causes the patient to snore very loudly and persistently. This can disrupt the patient’s sleep as well as the patient’s partner’s sleep. A septoplasty can fix the deviated septum and ultimately minimize these symptoms.
Chronic headaches can be a sign of a deviated septum, and patients who suffer from these headaches would want to have a septoplasty performed to relieve the symptoms. Many patients who suffer from these debilitating headaches, often do not think the cause lies in their nose. However, a deviated septum can cause a person to have these types of headaches, so it is important to consult with your doctor about your symptoms. Once you have a proper diagnosis, you can move forward with creating a plan to address the deviated septum. Most often, this means having a septoplasty performed to provide permanent results.
During the septoplasty procedure, Dr. Sadati will remove the crooked portion of the nose. In some patients, the crooked portion is eliminated immediately. For other patients, Dr. Sadati will reshape that particular portion and put in back in place in the nose. Some patients will require a septorhinoplasty procedure, which combines a septoplasty and a rhinoplasty. During this surgery, the patient will have the deviated septum corrected, and a subsequent rhinoplasty completed in order to address aesthetic issues with the nose. To find out if you are a candidate for a septoplasty procedure, contact Dr. Sadati’s office to set up a free consultation appointment.