Living with a deviated septum is not easy, but many people who are suffering from this deformity of the nose do not know what options they have for fixing it. A deviated septum is a common structural nasal issue where the septum is crooked. This crooked part of the septum can cause an obstruction in one or both of the nasal cavities. It can leave a person feeling like they have a permanent stuffy nose or have that same person constantly dealing with nose bleeds. People who have a deviated septum often snore a lot, and can have difficulty sleeping.
The problem is most patients who suffer from a deviated septum think that the only way to fix it is with a rhinoplasty procedure. However, Dr. Kevin Sadati of Nose Job Recovery offers his patients a surgical option that specifically addresses the issue of the deviated septum. At his Newport Beach practice, he gives his patients the option of having a septoplasty. This procedure targets the deviated septum specifically, fixing the issue and alleviating the patient’s symptoms. It is a popular choice in Orange County.
As a rhinoplasty expert, Dr. Sadati is highly-skilled at performing the septoplasty procedure. By fixing the deviation in the septum, he gives his patients relief from the irritating symptoms that come with having a deviated septum as well as physical improvement of the nose, since the crooked portion is fixed. It is important that patients recognize that this is a medical procedure designed to fix a specific deformity in the body, and it is not simply a cosmetic improvement. Patients who want additional cosmetic improvements done to their nose can opt to have a septorhinoplasty procedure, which combines these two surgeries. Other procedures that can be done simultaneously include a turbinectomy and endoscopic sinus surgery.
Different surgeons use different techniques when performing this particular procedure. As an expert in the field, Dr. Sadati prefers to use an open technique. Typically, he will begin by making tiny internal incisions that are very discrete, and then subsequently lift the septal membrane. The crooked part of the nose is then removed. For some patients, it is fixed and then put back in place. For other patients, the deviated portion is removed entirely.
For patients with a deviated septum, the symptoms can quickly become unbearable. Patients who are interested in this procedure should set up a free consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati as soon as possible. At this consultation, the surgeon will do a physical exam and analyze the deviated portion of the nose. He will then talk with the patient about the various surgical options available, and create a custom plan of action for that particular patient.