Septoplasty for deviated septum
A significant number of people are seeking septoplasty for deviated septum Charlotte, NC. Most likely because the shape of their nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. Our nasal septum is the wall that divides our nasal cavity into halves. The front portion of this natural partition is made mostly of cartilage, and is covered by skin that has a rich supply of blood vessels. Ideally, the nasal septum is positioned exactly midline, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways of equal size.
More common than realized
We believe that 80 percent of that population has a nasal septum that is off-center, and this condition typically goes unnoticed. A “deviated septum” is when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline. The problem that most individuals experience from a badly deviated, or from a crooked septum, is difficulty breathing through the nose. A crooked septum can also interfere with the drainage of the sinuses. In such cases, the individual usually suffers with chronic sinus infections. A significant number of septal deviations occur due to nasal trauma. Septoplasty is surgery to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty is not usually performed on minors, because the septum is not fully developed until around age 18.
Choosing a surgeon
One of the most important qualifications to consider when looking for a septoplasty surgeon, is to find a board certified doctor. Choose a surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). Surgeons who have been certified by the ABFPRS have completed a residency in either otolaryngology, or plastic surgery. During their residency, these surgeons learn and master surgeries of the septum, including septoplasty. In addition, board certified facial plastic surgeons:
1. Must pass a rigorous examination that is administered by the ABFPRS.
2. They must also follow the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.
3. Are required to show a record of clinical experience that includes at least 100 facial plastic surgery procedures.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask about facial plastic in Charlotte from the most experienced surgeon in the region.