Phoenix Rhinoplasty for a Deviated SeptumYour septum is the wall of bone and cartilage that separates your nasal passages between the nostrils. When a septum is deviated, the cartilage leans to one side, often obstructing proper airflow. Patients with a deviated septum often complain of difficulties breathing which may lead to frequent headaches, snoring, and other unpleasant consequences.
If you have a deviated septum, Phoenix board certified Rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Richard Brown can address the problem through nose reshaping. In many instances, insurance will cover the cost of Rhinoplasty for a deviated septum, but not cosmetic alterations. This can be discussed with you during your initial Phoenix Rhinoplasty consultation.
Addressing a Deviated Septum with Rhinoplasty
To correct the position of your septum and restore optimal airflow, Dr. Brown will need to perform an open Rhinoplasty in most cases. With this technique, a small incision is made along the skin between your nostrils near the base of the nose through which Dr. Brown can access underlying cartilage and bone. Once your septum has been shaped, Dr. Brown will place a surgical splint inside your nose before closing the incision. The splint will be removed around one week following your procedure.
Dr. Brown will be happy to discuss what you can realistically expect from this procedure, along with surgical and recovery times during your initial consultation.
If you have a deviated septum and live in or around Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona, please contact Richard J. Brown, MD today to learn more about your options.