A deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties and subsequent discomfort if left untreated. Thankfully, surgery to correct this issue can be performed along with a rhinoplasty procedure to deliver both functional and aesthetic improvements. In Newport Beach, Dr. Bailey can perform these procedures together, giving you the look you want without compromising your breathing. Schedule an appointment in Orange County, California, today.
How Does a Deviated Septum Develop?
Some people are unfortunate enough to be born with a deviated septum. This can occur during fetal development or due to injury during childbirth. After birth, this condition is most commonly caused by an injury that moves your nasal septum out of place. Risk factors for this issue include playing contact sports, getting into a car accident, or experiencing other trauma to your nose.
What Are the Signs?
Having a crooked septum is quite common. However, when it’s severe, this issue can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow. This can cause breathing difficulty and hurt your quality of life. Depending on your symptoms, septal surgery may be the only option available for improving your comfort. This surgery can be performed along with your rhinoplasty procedure to ensure the best outcome.
Surgery for a Deviated Septum
A deviated septum repair surgery straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing cartilage. During the procedure, Dr. Bailey will make an incision inside your nose and sometimes smaller incisions between your nostrils.
If your nasal bones are crooked and pushing your septum off to one side, He may also make cuts in the bones of the nose to reposition them. To complete the procedure, spreader grafts may be inserted to support the new positioning of your nasal septum.
Schedule Deviated Septum Surgery in Orange County, CA
Dr. Bailey can perform surgery to correct a deviated septum concurrently with a rhinoplasty. These procedures act as a perfect complement, providing beautiful results inside and out. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or call our office by dialing (949) 650-6710.