If you’re suffering from a deviated septum, you may be experiencing a number of functional issues that can impact your breathing and proper airflow. A septoplasty procedure performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can help you regain full function of your nasal passages and enjoy proper breathing once more.
While it’s not outwardly visible, your septum is an incredibly important part of your nasal structure and helps you to breathe clearly and enjoy the full functionality of your nasal passages and sinuses.
The septum is a small structure that is made of bone and cartilage, and it runs up and down your nose, length-wise.
In healthy individuals, the septum is straight and functions normally. When the septum becomes crooked, however, this is known as a deviated septum. It can cause a wide range of issues with breathing and airflow, and may even disrupt your ability to sleep peacefully through the night without waking or snoring. A deviated septum can also put patients at elevated risk for recurring sinus infections.
If you’re worried about excessive snoring, are dealing with sleep apnea, or have been having trouble breathing through your nose, septoplasty may very well be a great choice for you. Our facial plastic surgeons have extensive experience and can return your nasal passages and sinuses to their full and healthy functionality, alleviating problems that may be impacting your overall quality of life.