Do you have difficulty breathing through your nose or problems with excessive snoring when sleeping? The nasal passages that allow for breathing are separated by the septum, which can become displaced and block the nasal airways. A deviated septum is a common nasal functional issue that can be corrected through septoplasty, a nose surgery to correct the position of the septum.
The septum is the wall of bone and cartilage that separates the nasal passages. When the septum shifts to one side or is crooked, it can block normal air passage through the nasal cavity. Septoplasty repositions the bone and cartilage to the center of the nose, opening both nasal passages. This can help improve breathing and reduce snoring, which are welcome benefits for those with a deviated septum.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is a dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with many years of experience in surgical facial alterations. His knowledge, talent and skill as a plastic surgeon are put to good use in delicate procedures like septoplasty that can impact both the function and form of the nose. His first priority is to improve the health of his patients while ensuring the results also are aesthetically pleasing.
Rhinoplasty Combined with Septoplasty
Often, a septoplasty is performed with rhinoplasty in one operation. If you have a deviated septum and also want to make some cosmetic changes to your nose, you can have both accomplished at the same time. Since rhinoplasty requires changes to the shape of the nose and downtime after the surgery, it is ideal to also correct any functional issues with the septum in tandem with cosmetic alterations.
If you have a deviated septum and live in the NYC area, contact Dr. Rosenberg at his office in the city or in Staten Island to schedule a septoplasty consultation.