Many patients who are diagnosed with a deviated septum might think that the only answer to their prayers is a rhinoplasty procedure. However, that is not true. A rhinoplasty specialist such as Dr. Kevin Sadati knows that the appropriate facial plastic surgery in order to correct a deviated septum is a septoplasty. A septoplasty is a surgery that corrects a deviated septum in order to alleviate symptoms such as trouble breathing, snoring, and difficulty sleeping. While some people do not enjoy the bump or hump that comes along with the deviated septum, it is not just a cosmetic procedure. This is a medical surgery that corrects structural and functional issues with the nose.
Unlike when he performs a primary nose job, when Dr. Sadati performs a septoplasty on a patient he is working to provide them physical relief. Some of his Newport Beach and Orange County patients require a septorhinoplasty. This particular procedure combines a traditional septoplasty along with a rhinoplasty, fixing both the structural and aesthetic issues associated with the deviated septum. Once the surgery is complete, the patient not only enjoys the appearance of his or her nose, but also is able to breathe easier and often sleep better through the night.
Dr. Sadati will help a patient determine which procedure is the best for him or her during a consultation appointment. For instance, if a patient was born with a deviated septum and simply wants relief from that stuffy nose feeling or constant nose bleeds, chances are all that is required is a septoplasty. However, if a patient has been in a car accident and the nose is now crooked, chances are there has been a break in the septal cartilage and the septum is now deviated. This patient is more likely going to have a septorhinoplasty. If the deviated septum is not addressed in this situation, a traditional rhinoplasty will not fix the issue long term. Eventually, the nose will shift back into its original crooked position.
Skilled facial plastic surgeons are able to perform this surgery several different ways. Some use a closed technique while others prefer an open technique. Typically, Dr. Sadati will perform this surgery by way of small internal incisions. He will lift the septal membrane so that he can remove the deviated portion of the septum. Sometimes the crooked portion is removed completely while other patients will have the crooked cartilage reshaped and put back in place.
If you think that this is the procedure you require, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati today. Other surgeries that can be performed at the same time include endoscopic sinus surgery and turbinectomy procedures.