One of the most common causes of breathing difficulties is a deviated septum. The septum is the small portion of cartilage and bone inside the nose that separates the two chambers of the nostrils. When this internal wall leans to one side, is crooked, or has been affected by injury, it can compromise the natural, healthy flow of air through the nose. Dr. Sadrian performs septoplasty in San Diego to correct this structural flaw. When performed by an established, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadrian, septoplasty can restore your comfort, peace of mind, and overall quality of life.
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What is septoplasty?
A deviated septum can cause a variety of concerns for patients, including sinus blockage, headaches, infections, breathing problems, sleep troubles, and even nosebleeds. Septoplasty is performed to correct the issue and restore unobstructed airflow through the nostrils.
While sleeping aids, decongestants, and other medications can be effective in the short-term, only septoplasty will address the root cause of symptoms and provide a dramatic and long-lasting solution. Septoplasty can be easily combined with rhinoplasty, which will correct cosmetic concerns at the same time. It can also be performed in conjunction with other surgeries to correct breathing, such as nasal valve surgery.
Problems associated with a deviated septum may include…
- Dry mouth (from not being able to breathe through the nose)
- Sleeping problems and snoring
- Recurring sinus infections and headaches
- Nasal discomfort
What are the benefits of septoplasty?
Dr. Sadrian performs septoplasty in San Diego, providing many benefits for patients, including:
- Restored breathing
- Enhanced comfort and ease
- Relief from symptoms such as stuffiness and congestion
- Improved sleep
- An end to snoring
- Long-lasting outcome
Am I a candidate?
Not every patient with a deviated septum will require surgery to correct it. However, clients who are experiencing the following may want to undergo the surgery to improve their quality of life:
- Significant breathing issues
- Inability to sleep through the night due to nasal blockage
- Consistent congestion or stuffiness
- Excessive snoring that wakes others up
In general, patients should be non-smokers who are mentally and physically healthy and have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Sadrian will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your options and determine if septoplasty is a good fit for you.
Why choose Dr. Sadrian?
Dr. Sadrian is a caring and accomplished plastic surgeon who is board-certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His extensive training background, coupled with his meticulous attention to detail, make him an ideal provider for performing your successful septoplasty. As an artist, Dr. Sadrian can combine your functional nose surgery with cosmetic rhinoplasty to beautifully restore your appearance as well as your breathing.
Dr. Sadrian began his training with a dental degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, before going on to train at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He then pursued additional board certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery by attending the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
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