The septum is the bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils and supports the bridge of the nose. When the septum is damaged or shifts to block a nasal passage, it is called a deviated septum. Individuals with a deviated septum can have breathing or sinus problems, along with a misshapen nose. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Charafeddine, can perform deviated septum surgery to improve function and nose appearance at our clinic in Miami.
A deviated septum can occur as a congenital condition resulting in the septum blocking one nasal passage. It can also be the result of a broken nose or trauma to the nose that pushes the septum out of alignment. Some individuals can have damage to the septum due to previous surgery, such as rhinoplasty, or from snorting or sniffing certain drugs. Those with a deviated septum can have difficulty breathing and problems with snoring, as well as a disfigured nose. The solution is septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, to repair the cartilage, realign the septum and open the nasal passages.
Septoplasty Nose Repair
Septoplasty can be performed on its own or with rhinoplasty. The goal with septoplasty is to restore the septum to the middle of the nose and open the airways for breathing function. If nose shaping is also desired, rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time to obtain both function and a new form.
Dr. Ali Charafeddine is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who trained at some of the top medical centers in the country, including both The Cleveland and Mayo Clinics. If you have a deviated septum and are considering septoplasty to repair the function of your nose, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We can schedule a deviated septum repair consultation with Dr. Charafeddine at our clinic in Miami to discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for septoplasty.