Surgery for a Deviated Septum
The nasal septum is the backbone of the nose and separates the two nasal passages. In order for the nose to be straight and balanced, the base or foundation of the nose must also be straight. This foundation is called the septum. The septum can be deviated as a result of a prior injury, disease or it can be congenital, causing breathing issues and nose deformity. At Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. John Anastasatos offers surgery for a deviated septum that can be combined with rhinoplasty to reshape and restore the function of the nose.
The septum is a column of cartilage that is integral to the structure of the nose. If it is damaged, the shape and function of the nose can be compromised. A deviated septum occurs when the septum is displaced sideways, curving instead of remaining a straight barrier between the nostrils. This can impact nasal function. Many people with a deviated septum experience congestion, sinus issues, snoring and breathing difficulties. Plus, a deviated septum can impact the aesthetics of the nose, creating a crooked or distracting shape.
Septoplasty Repair Specialist
To repair a deviated septum, septoplasty or septum surgery is required. Dr. Anastasatos is a septoplasty repair specialist who can perform deviated septum surgery alone or in conjunction with rhinoplasty. Septoplasty performed alone will not alter the outer portion of the nose, only address the deviated septum. However, septoplasty can also be completed in tandem with rhinoplasty, reshaping the nose inside and out for better breathing function and to improve the aesthetics.
If you have a deviated septum that causes you to snore, have breathing issues or it has altered the shape of your nose, consider the benefits of septoplasty. Dr. Anastasatos offers surgery for a deviated septum, with or without rhinoplasty. Contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule a deviated septum repair consultation.