There’s no denying that deviated septums can cause problems for patients affected by them. A deviated septum is where the bone and cartilage that divides the nasal cavity – known as the nasal septum – is off-center or misshaped.
Many people with deviated septums have a nose that looks crooked, and they may also find that breathing is difficult through their nose. A rhinoplasty carried out by leading cosmetic facial surgeon Dr. Anthony Farole can correct deviated septums.
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A rhinoplasty is typically referred to as a “nose job” and is one of the top cosmetic procedures in the United States and abroad. Even though it is often regarded as a cosmetic procedure, each year, hundreds of thousands of patients have a rhinoplasty in the U.S. to correct functional problems like deviated septums.
If you experience a deviated septum, you’ll notice that your nose doesn’t look contoured correctly. You’ll also experience problems such as chronic sinusitis. Deviated septums can occur from birth, but they also happen after severe trauma to the nose.
The rhinoplasty procedure gets done entirely through the nostrils and leaves no visible exterior scarring. There are no external signs of surgery at all. The surgery is carried out with either local or general anesthesia, depending on your personal preference.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
If you have a nose that’s crooked in appearance, a rhinoplasty can restore the appearance and functionality of the deviated septum. And if an examination of your nose reveals you have a deviated septum, rhinoplasty can correct that too.
Of course, there are other benefits to rhinoplasty. For example, the entire procedure only takes up to 1.5 hours. During that time, Dr. Farole will reconstruct the septum and straighten it out.
Another advantage of either a functional or aesthetic rhinoplasty is that there is little downtime. It’s a minimally-invasive cosmetic and medical procedure. Patients can typically resume non-strenuous activities the day after their surgery.
It’s also worth noting that rhinoplasty patients will immediately experience better breathing when the surgery is complete. And last but not least, pain from the procedure is also minimal.
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Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Adult men and women can enjoy the benefits of having rhinoplasty to correct issues such as a misshapen nose and a deviated septum. If breathing through your nose is hard, a rhinoplasty will instantly correct that problem for you. A rhinoplasty isn’t just for patients that had a crooked nose or deviated septum from birth. Patients that have had severe trauma to their noses also make good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery.
Once you’ve had rhinoplasty for functional reasons, you may notice improved airflow through your nose. You can also enjoy a better quality of sleep, and experience significantly fewer nosebleeds and sinus infections. While some initial results such as better nasal breathing occur straight after surgery, the full positive effects are typically seen within four to six weeks of the procedure.
“I loved my experience with Dr. Farole and his staff. Everyone was warm, friendly and informative. My procedure was quick and pleasant. All care instructions were clear and helpful.” *
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about the ways we can fix a deviated septum? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.