Having a septum deviation fixed
One of the most common forms of rhinoplasty in Charlotte NC is getting a septum deviation fixed. This form is not just done for aesthetic purposes, but to alleviate some of the medical problems that come with a deviated septum. These sometimes include cause sinus infections, nosebleeds and frequent sneezing. A deviated septum can hamper your sense of smell. It can also cause trouble breathing and sleep apnea, and this in turn can lead to snoring, loss of sleep and fatigue. Obstructive sleep apnea can even lead to heart trouble or mild brain damage. The one bright side of all this is that unlike most forms of facial plastic surgery, having a septum deviation fixed is something that your insurance provider may be willing to pay at least some of the costs of.
The septum is the part of the nose that separates the nasal passage. Very few people have a perfectly straight one, but sometimes the deviation is big enough to be noticed. This can be the result of a connective tissue disorder, or by compression of the nose during childbirth, but it’s most often caused by an impact trauma such as a fight or fall.
The procedure for repairing a deviated septum is called a septoplasty. The surgeon starts by examining the structure of your septum using an endoscope, and will usually work through the nostrils to limit external scarring. This can be done under local or general anesthesia. Patients who get septoplasty alone recover much faster than patients who get complete nose jobs.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is undoubtedly the best surgeon to go to in Charlotte NC to get a septum deviation fixed. 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 NC and want a septum deviation fixed, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.