A deviated septum Charlotte NC can cause breathing problems.
Get a deviated septum Charlotte NC fixed
A lot of people suffer nasal injury in childhood, or as a result of accidents, resulting in a deviated septum Charlotte NC. This is the defect that produces the crooked, broken-looking noses you’ve seen on some people. It’s most often caused by impact trauma, but can also be caused by a connective tissue disorder or an injury during childbirth. In fact, very few people have a perfectly straight and symmetrical septum, but in some people the deviation is severe enough to be noticed.
In some cases, it’s also severe enough to cause medical problems. A deviated septum can cause sinus infections, nosebleeds and frequent sneezing, all of which interfere with breathing. It can also reduce your sense of smell. Another well-known symptom is sleep apnea, which makes you snore and causes the exhaustion and general misery that come from not getting enough sleep… for both you and whoever happens to be in the same room with you.
The procedure for repairing a deviated septum Charlotte NC is called a septoplasty. This is a kind of rhinoplasty, which most people just call a nose job. The surgeon starts 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 try to work through the nostrils so as to limit external scarring. This can be done under local or general anesthesia. Patients who only get septoplasty recover much faster than patients of other types of rhinoplasty.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is undoubtedly Charlotte’s best 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.