A deviated septum is a condition in which the septum, a thin piece of cartilage that separates the two nostrils of the nose, is crooked. This deviation causes the two nasal passages to be uneven and can thus, depending on the severity, lead to breathing problems and other various nasal-related issues.
Statistically, around 80% of all people suffer from a deviated septum to a certain degree, but the more serious cases require rhinoplasty, otherwise known as nose surgery. Not only does rhinoplasty improve the negative side effects brought on by a deviated septum, but this surgery can also improve the appearance of the nose by realigning the bone.
The off centered nasal cavity in relation to septum deviation can cause a number of symptoms, some of which include:
If you have experienced or are currently experiencing any of these symptoms, you could be suffering from a deviated septum. In this case, rhinoplasty would likely be highly beneficial to your overall quality of life.
Our plastic surgery team at Bergman Plastic Surgery proudly serves the Des Moines community. If you are suffering from nasal problems due to a deviated septum and are looking to benefit from rhinoplasty, our team is here to help you look and feel your best. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the offices of Bergman Plastic Surgery at (515) 222-1111.