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About Deviated Septum

Top Treatments for a Very Common Condition

The nasal septum is a wall that separates the nostrils. It is not uncommon for the nasal septum to become displaced due to an injury or during the birthing process. The displacement of the nasal septum can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms as it results in one of the nasal passages becoming smaller than the other. Airflow can be obstructed in an entire nasal passageway to a severely deviated septum. Nasal tissues can swell or bleed.

An astounding number of Americans have nasal septum deviation. However, not all people with the condition will experience symptoms or be aware of that they have a deviated septum. An estimated 70% to 80% of all Americans have nasal septum deviation. The severity of symptoms can range from practically non-existent to too difficult to handle almost every day. Nasal surgery performed by the surgeons at miVIP may be the best course of action for patients that experience troubling deviated septum symptoms.

Causes of Deviated Septum

There are several primary causes of deviated nasal septum deviation. They include:

  • Trauma to the face or a facial injury
  • Trauma during the birthing process
  • Nasal septum deviation during fetal development

Symptoms of Deviated Septum

Many patients experience no notable symptoms, and they remain unaware that they have nasal septum deviation. Other patients might notice the following deviated septum symptoms:

  • Frequent, lengthy, or unexplainable nosebleeds
  • Obstruction of airflow in one of the nostrils
  • Loud or persistent snoring
  • A notable tendency to only be able to sleep on one side
  • Reoccurring sinus infections due to bacteria trapped in the smaller nasal passage

Optimal Treatments for Deviated Nasal Septum

There are a number of surgical interventions that successfully treat patients that suffer from deviated septum symptoms. Nasal surgery can be an effective way to remedy deviated septums. However, some patients with mild and sporadic symptoms can benefit from pharmaceutical interventions.

Some of the most effective treatment options are listed below:

  • Medications – Decongestants and steroids can help fight excessive congestion and chronic sinus infections. It is important to note that many medications in this class may be habit-forming.
  • Rhinoplasty – The staff at miVIP uses the latest surgical technology for all types of nose surgery, including rhinoplasty.
  • Septoplasty – A septoplasty is a less invasive surgical intervention. Instead of offering comprehensive nose surgery, septoplasty involves repositioning the septum.

Contact the experts at miVIP to learn more about rhinoplasty and different types of nasal surgeries. A qualified surgeon will help explain which type of surgical intervention or which treatment option would be offer the best treatment for you.

Prognosis of Deviated Septum and Nasal Surgery

At miVIP, we want all of our patients to be educated about different treatment options, and it is important to note that all nasal surgery comes with some risk. Our surgeons and support staff are all trained in state-of-the-art medical practices and new medical technologies. Most patients report that surgical interventions are successful in decreasing the frequency or severity of symptoms.

Learn More Today

Contact us today at 877-956-2263 to find out more about our cutting edge approach to treating deviated septum. Schedule an appointment with a top ENT, and find out how to get rid of bothersome deviated septum symptoms.

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