The bottom line, living with a deviated septum is no fun. Common symptoms include sleep loss, difficulty breathing and snoring. Some lesser known and even more unpleasant symptoms include constant sneezing, chronic sinus infections, nose bleeds and a decreased sense of smell. When a nasal septum is deviated, the patient’s nasal cavities are not properly aligned. Luckily, patients can rest easy knowing that if they suffer from this issue it is relatively easy to fix. A plastic surgeon can perform a septoplasty procedure, and the symptoms will be cured.
Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, recognizes that most patients in Long Beach do not even realize the fix for this issue is so simple.
Most people think a rhinoplasty is required, and the idea of an intensive surgery turns them off to the idea of fixing the deviation. However, a septoplasty is the only procedure that is required to improve nasal function. It is a quick surgery that often lasts less than an hour, and it also has one of the easiest and shortest recovery periods. It is important to note that there is a variety of ways to customize this surgery. For instance, patients who want to improve nasal function and nasal appearance can opt to have a septorhinoplasty procedure done.
No matter what type of results a patient wishes to see in the end, the first step is always the same. To begin the process of creating a custom plan of action, interested patients should contact Dr. Sadati’s office as soon as possible in order to book a free consultation. At this consultation, the doctor will discuss any concerns the patient might have as well as go over the patient’s goals. Together, Dr. Sadati and the patient decide on a plan that is best for that particular patient.