A deviated septum is caused by the bone and cartilage in the nose being significantly off centered or crooked making breathing difficult. Some people are born with this condition. Others develop a deviated septum after an injury or trauma to the nose.
- Facial pain
- Loud breathing and snoring during sleep
- Nose bleeds
- Nasal congestion/difficulty breathing through the nose
- Postnasal drip
We can make a small incision inside the nose and remove excess bone or cartilage to even out the breathing space of the nostrils. As a double board-certified otolaryngologist and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Aguila can also perform rhinoplasty during the septoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose.