The nasal septum is the divider between the two nostrils and nasal passages. When this cartilage is damaged, due to trauma or other issues, it can collapse and block the airway. A deviated septum can impact comfort and health. If you have a deviated septum, Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics is a nose plastic surgeon that offers repairs through septoplasty at our clinic.
What is a Deviated Septum?
Many people have septum issues where the cartilage has been slightly damaged or no longer divides the two nasal passages equally. However, a deviated septum occurs when significant changes have happened. The septum collapses or deviates enough to partially or completely block one or both airway passages. This can cause problems with breathing but also impacts sinus drainage. Those with a deviated septum are prone to sinus infections and other respiratory issues.
How is a Septoplasty Performed?
To restore balanced nasal passages, a deviated septum is repaired through septoplasty. This nose surgery requires repairing the cartilage and creating two balanced, equal nasal passages to restore open passageways. The cartilage is shaped and moved as needed, adding stents or cartilage in some cases.
Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics, is a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon who offers septoplasty to restore the shape and function of the nasal passages. Although, this is not a cosmetic procedure, some patients opt to also have rhinoplasty performed with their septoplasty to improve the shape and aesthetics of their nose. Dr. Linkov performs septoplasty alone or with cosmetic changes, based on the patient’s preferences.
If you have a deviated septum that is causing breathing or sinus difficulties, contact City Facial Plastics in Manhattan today. We will schedule an appointment for you to meet with Dr. Linkov for an exam and consultation to discuss septoplasty and nose repair.