Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty
A Deviated Septum is a medical condition in which there is a crooked or s-shaped nose that is off centre which is caused by a deviation in the nasal septum.
The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half located between the columns of both nostrils.
You may have a deviated septum caused by trauma or a sporting accident to the nose but it can also be caused from injury during birth.
Deviated septums fall under two concerns:
A deviated septum causes limited function to nasal breathing and sinus problems including re-occurring sinus infections. Breathing from one nostril can also be significantly more obstructed than the other side.
The deviation is noticeable from a cosmetic point of view especially when looking at one’s front facing profile. This nearly always disrupts the symmetry of the nose and straightening of the septum can have an extremely positive impact on one’s complete facial features.
Naturally, if you are concerned about your nasal breathing, it is common that your GP may refer you to an ENT Surgeon (Ears, Nose and Throat Surgeon). The main focus will be to provide a better function to your nose and breathing channels. This often means there is no discussion about the cosmetic side of the result.
Concerned about the Aesthetic look of your nose?
You may be more concerned about your nasal profile and how it is affecting your facial symmetry and balance. This is where you may be researching for Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty.
Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty in both male and female patients for crooked noses has always been an option to straighten their nose for the correct aesthetic look to both their nose and facial features.
A combination of bone re-alignment and cartilage shaving can result in a more straighter profile and these will be the most important aspects discussed at your surgeon consultation.
A top Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon will not only make recommendations to straightening your nasal profile but will be experienced to advise any other parts of your nose that may be disproportionate including nose/nostril width and the shape/size of the nasal tip.
The biggest factor to consider when researching a Rhinoplasty Specialist is there experience in both the function and aesthetic aspects of your nose surgery.
An experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon will NOT want to perform a nose surgery that you love the look of, but can’t breathe out of!
The aim of your plastic surgeon will be to ensure that you nose profile is much straighter and in proportion to your facial features, knowing that you will not have to be operated on at a later stage in life for the same breathing difficulty.
Should this be the case, a surgery at a later date by a functional ENT surgeon may disrupt the aesthetic look.
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