Having a deviated septum can cause a lot of problems and discomfort.  Obstruction of the nostrils, nosebleeds, facial pain and breathing difficulties are all signs of a deviated septum.  This occurs when the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced to one side, making one passage smaller than the other. Other issues like snoring, sleep apnea, and upper respiratory symptoms like facial pressure and a runny nose can develop as a result of a deviated septum.   If medications like decongestants and antihistamines, or other medical therapies haven’t alleviated these symptoms, septoplasty surgery can straighten and reposition your septum to the middle of your nose.

A septoplasty procedure straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing cartilage and bone.  Because this can be done entirely through the nostrils, no are no visible incisions or scars.  Here are several benefits of nasal septoplasty surgery to correct a deviated septum.

Better Quality of Sleep

With improved airflow from a reshaped septum, prior snoring or sleep apnea issues will be a thing of the past.  With these symptoms being alleviated your overall quality of sleep will dramatically improve.

Improved Breathing

With open nasal passages from a repositioned septum, as well as the removal and replacement of bone and cartilage, your ability to breath will be enhanced.

Improved Sense of Smell and Taste

One symptom of a deviated septum is a suppressed sense of taste and smell.  This surgery can improve both of these senses by opening your nasal passages.

Fewer Upper Respiratory Symptoms

After surgery you will notice a decrease in upper respiratory problems.  Nasal blockages, runny nose, and facial pressure will all diminish with the correction of your deviated septum.

If you suffer from nasal problems, septoplasty surgery may be able to significantly improve your quality of life. If you want to know if you will benefit from this procedure the Rhinologists at Sinus and Nasal Specialists of Louisiana, Drs. Henry P. Barham and Christian A. Hall can help. Please call 225-819-1181 or find us online at www.sinusandnasalspecialists.com to schedule an appointment.