The deviated septum is one of the most misunderstood facial issues — both by common people and medical professionals. Not everyone who snores or has a stuffy nose has a deviated septum. However, patients who are truly afflicted with this structural issue might be candidates for the septoplasty procedure. This is a facial plastic surgery procedure offered by Dr. Kevin Sadati which specifically addresses the issue of the deviated septum. It is not a cosmetic procedure, but a medical procedure designed to fix a structural issue.
Criteria for a Septoplasty Candidate
- If you have difficulty breathing, you might be suffering from a deviated septum. No one has a perfectly straight nasal septum, but people who have a significant deviation actually have trouble breathing because of this structural issue.
- If you have trouble sleeping through the night, it could be because of a deviated septum. You might be waking up and not realizing why, but your body knows you aren’t breathing properly. Many patients who have a severe deviation have reported having difficulty sleeping. Once they have the septoplasty surgery, they find that they can get a restful night’s sleep, and they feel better than they have in a long time.
- If you feel like you have a stuffy nose all the time, you might want to see if you have a deviation in your septum. Orange County patients who come to Dr. Sadati looking for a fix for their permanent stuffy nose are often surprised to find out that they need a septoplasty and not a rhinoplasty. Again, the septoplasty addresses the specific structural issue in the nose. Typically, a rhinoplasty addresses cosmetic improvements.
- If you have constant nose bleeds, it could be the result of a deviated septum. A septoplasty can help a patient who often has a bloody nose. This is one of the most inconvenient and embarrassing side effects of a deviated septum, so if you are suffering from nosebleeds often contact Dr. Sadati’s office today.
- If you snore excessively, so much so that your partner wakes up throughout the night, it might be because of a deviated septum. While your snoring might not disrupt your own sleep, it can be very frustrating for the person next to you. You will also be surprised to find out that the quality of sleep will improve compared to when you are breathing with your mouth open all night.
As the septoplasty is a medical procedure that fixes structural issues within the nose, most patients who come to Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach practice are able to have insurance cover it. Most patients are able to return home within a few hours of the operation. As an expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sadati uses dissolvable sutures rather than nasal packaging. This makes the recovery process quicker and easier on the patient. It also allows them to notice an immediate difference in their breathing, and affords them the opportunity to sleep comfortably right after the operation.