Deviated Septum – What Is It And What Can Someone Do About It?
Are you stuffed up a lot? Do you suffer from frequent nosebleeds or
sinus infections? Do you snore?
Chances are you might have a deviated
What Is A Deviated Septum?
The septum is the internal wall that
divides your nose into its left and right sides. In an ideal world,
both sides are equal, but this is often not the case. While a slightly
deviated septum is not a problem, some septums are so crooked that they
block airflow. Some people are born with severely deviated septums.
Others find their septums shifting as they age. Septums can also be
easily knocked out of place by sports injuries or traffic accidents.
What Surgical Solutions Are Available For A Deviated Septum?
a surgical procedure to fix a deviated septum, is usually covered by
insurance. Typically, a small incision is made inside the nose to
separate the mucous membrane from the septum. The portion of the bone
or cartilage that is causing the deviations to the septum is addressed
to reposition the septum to the midline. Typically, surgery typically
take one hour. In fact, people often schedule the procedure for a
Friday as a weekend usually provides enough recovery time.
What Is Septorhinoplasty?
People can get aesthetic
improvements made to their nose at the same time their septum is fixed.
This explains why so many celebrities who go in for a deviated septum
also emerge with new noses! Reshaping the external appearance of the
nose is called rhinoplasty.When you get both the
inside and the outside work done at the same time, it’s called
Besides having a good looking nose, we want to make
sure your nose can perform what it is intended to do which is to