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Can Rhinoplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 Facial Procedures

There’s no doubt that when most people think of rhinoplasty, they think of the procedure’s cosmetic benefits. And a rhinoplasty can absolutely help Philadelphia-area residents straighten a crooked nose. However, for people with breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time as a septoplasty to correct breathing and cosmetic issues.

The nasal septum is simply the wall of bone and cartilage that runs down the middle of the interior of your nose and separates your left and right nostrils. In most people, the septum runs straight down the middle of the nose. But for others, the septum “deviates” to one side or the other, leading to significantly reduced airflow in one nostril. The end results include difficulty breathing, nosebleeds and sinus infections.

A septoplasty with or without cosmetic adjustments is a perfect way of resolving this problem. During the procedure, Dr. Bottger gently re-shapes the bones and cartilage in your nose. This straightens a deviated septum, relieving your breathing problems while also making your nose look as beautiful as possible.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about what septoplasty can do for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929 for a consultation and examination. We’re happy to discuss your nasal surgery options and help you find a solution that’s right for you.