Septoplasty

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. 

Symptoms include:

  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • 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. 

 

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