Case 05: Rhinoplasty For Deviated Septum

Severe Congenital Septal & Nasal Deviation. Rhinoplasty for deviated septum.

A young man in his 20’s with severe congenital septal and nasal deviation and difficulty breathing who underwent primary septorhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is often associated with aesthetic improvements to the nose, but it can also be a functional surgery to address breathing issues, such as a deviated septum. We will discuss why someone might consider a rhinoplasty to repair a deviated septum and what to expect from the procedure.
What is a Deviated Septum?

The septum is the wall of cartilage that separates the two nostrils. A deviated septum occurs when the septum is off-center or crooked, making it difficult to breathe through the nose. In addition to breathing difficulties, a deviated septum can also cause chronic sinusitis, snoring, and sleep apnea.


How Can Rhinoplasty Help?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can correct a crooked or off-center septum to improve breathing function. During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils to access the septum. They will then reshape or remove the cartilage to straighten the septum and improve airflow through the nose.


What to Expect

The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to work or school within a week of the procedure. While the initial results of the surgery may be noticeable, the final results may take several months to fully develop as the nose heals.


Contact Manhattan Rhinoplasty

If you are considering a deviated septum procedure, it is essential to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. At Manhattan Rhinoplasty, we specialize in facial plastic surgery, including deviated septum rhinoplasty. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve improved breathing function and a more aesthetically pleasing nose.