One of the most common reasons why clients choose to get deviated septum surgery is to improve their breathing. Sure, there are many ways to relieve your breathing issues temporarily, but if you are looking to find a more permanent solution, you might want to consider a septoplasty. But what exactly is a deviated septum? Will a septoplasty help you breathe better? Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale is here to share more about deviated septum surgery.
What Is a Deviated Septum?
A deviated septum is when the thin wall between your nasal passage is uneven, which can lead to one nostril that is larger than the other. The nasal septum should lie in a straight line in the center of your nose. About 80% of humans have a nasal septum that is a little off-center, but most don’t even notice a difference.
However, there is a percentage of people who have a nasal septum that is drastically off-centered, which is a deviated septum. People who have a deviated septum have one side of their nose that appears larger and the other side is narrower, leading to blockage, breathing issues, and more. Some people were born with a deviated septum and others were caused by a nose or facial injury.
What Is Septoplasty?
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a crooked or deviated septum. Deviated septum surgery intends to straighten the septum to improve airflow within the nose. Your surgeon will perform a septoplasty in hopes of treating chronic sinusitis, remove any nasal polys, treat other nasal airway blockage conditions, and more.
How to Fix a Deviated Septum
During your deviated septum surgery, your surgeon will try to straighten the bent cartilage and the septum bone. Your doctor will reshape the cartilage and bone, occasionally removing unwanted portions to create a straighter septum. The lining of your septum is then put back into its proper place. During your procedure, your doctor might also remove large polyps and enlarged turbinates that are causing a blockage.
Will a Septoplasty Help Me Breathe Better?
The overall answer to your burning question if a septoplasty will help you breathe better is yes. You will see a significant improvement in your breathing after you undergo deviated septum surgery. It’s very common to experience less nasal blockage than before, allowing for better breathing. With a straighter nasal septum, you will have less nasal blockage and it will open up your airways.
If you are ready to breathe better, book your consultation today with our board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. There is no need to continue living your life with prolonged sinus issues and blocked nasal passages. Choose to breathe better with deviated septum surgery.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.