The septum is the cartilage divider between the two nostrils in the nose. It is vital for creating the two nasal passages and for supporting the nasal bridge. When the septum is damaged or off-center, it is called a deviated septum, which can cause many functional respiratory problems for the individual. At Precision Medical Specialists, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Rueda, offers deviated septum repair surgery to correct this functional nose problem at our facility in Wellington, FL.
Causes and Symptoms of a Deviated Septum
The thin cartilage nasal wall of the septum should be centered between the two nostrils. When it is deviated or off-center, it can cause many different symptoms. A deviated septum can be caused by a birth defect, but it may also occur in childhood or as an adult. Injuries can shift the septum and certain health conditions can cause deviated septum problems. The symptoms of a deviated septum include:
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Sinus infections
- Postnasal drip
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pain and headaches
A deviated septum can cause many functional breathing problems and uncomfortable health issues. Functional nose surgery to center the septum and reshape the nasal passages can restore open nasal passages and reduce the symptoms of a deviated septum.
Dr. Steven Rueda at Precision Medical Specialists is an experienced plastic surgeon who offers deviated septum repair surgery to restore proper function of the nose. Septoplasty can be performed solely to repair a deviated septum or be combined with rhinoplasty to reshape the nose for cosmetic purposes. Dr. Rueda offers both options for his patients seeking septoplasty to improve their nasal function. Septoplasty can be performed with a closed nose surgery procedure that hides the incisions inside the nose.
Deviated septum repair surgery, or septoplasty, can improve your respiratory health and resolve issues like chronic sinus infections. If you have a deviated septum, functional nose surgery can be a solution to restore a healthy nose. To learn more about septoplasty for deviated septum repair, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, FL to schedule a deviated septum repair consultation with Dr. Rueda.