Top Signs That You Need Septoplasty

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Estimates show that approximately 80 percent of people have nasal septums that are off-center. This is known as a deviated septum and happens when the cartilage wall and thin bone that separates the two nostrils become off-center. In some cases, this can impact airflow and cause breathing problems. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure called a septoplasty.

Top Signs That You Need Septoplasty

Several signs can indicate that you would benefit from septoplasty.

You Have Problems Breathing

Breathing problems are one of the most common signs of a deviated septum. Septoplasty can help reposition the septum and provide potential relief for breathing issues.

You Experience Frequent Sinus Infections

When your nose gets blocked, it not only impacts your ability to breathe but also prevents the sinuses from draining normally. This type of blockage can cause frequent and recurring sinus infections.

You Have Frequent or Severe Sinus Headaches

The increased number of sinus infections can also cause individuals to suffer severe and frequent sinus headaches. Not only does blocking the mucus from draining out of the nasal sinuses cause infections, but it can also cause severe discomfort, tension, and migraine attacks in some individuals.

You Have Problems Sleeping

A deviated septum can increase your chances of developing sleep apnea. This is due to the fact that a deviated septum has the potential to cause severe nasal congestion during sleep. When this occurs, it can make it difficult for you to breathe through your nose, leading to loud snoring and other symptoms.

If you experience any symptoms of a deviated septum, a septoplasty can help. This surgery can provide symmetry to your nasal passage, which allows air to flow correctly.

Schedule an Appointment Today To See if Septoplasty Is Right for You

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may be a good candidate for a septoplasty surgery. We recommend that you reach out to our team at Somenek+Pittman MD Advanced Plastic Surgery by calling (202) 810-7700 at your earliest convenience.

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman are available at our offices in both Washington, D.C. and New York City. Our team can meet with you to discuss your symptoms and the best options to help you.

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