Deviated septum Charlotte. A deviated septum Charlotte can cause medical problems, but surgery can fix it.
A crooked or broken-looking nose usually means a deviated septum Charlotte. The septum is the part of the nose that separates the nasal passage. Very few people have a perfectly straight one, but in some people the deviation is significant enough to be noticed. This can be caused by some connective tissue disorders, or by compression of the nose during childbirth, but is most often caused by some sort of impact trauma — falling down or getting punched in the face.
Normally, the only effect of a deviated septum Charlotte is that your face does not look quite as good as it should. But in the more severe cases, a deviated septum can cause sinus infections, nosebleeds and frequent sneezing, and can also interfere with your sense of smell. It can also cause trouble breathing and sleep apnea, which in turn can lead to snoring, sleep deprivation and fatigue. Obstructive sleep apnea can even lead to heart trouble or mild brain damage.
The procedure for repairing a deviated septum Charlotte is called a septoplasty. It is a type of rhinoplasty, or nose job. The surgeon will begin by examining the structure of your septum using an endoscope, which is an instrument with a tiny lens and light that can be extended into the nose. He or she will often work through the nostrils to limit external scarring. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Patients who receive septoplasty alone recover much more quickly than patients of other types of rhinoplasty.
Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon knows septoplasty
Dr. Sean Freeman is undoubtedly Charlottes top rhinoplasty surgeon. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. If a nose is crooked, he considers fixing it to be a part of the procedure. If you live in or near Charlotte and have a deviated septum Charlotte that needs to be straightened, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.