When to fix a Deviated Nasal Septum?

shutterstock_64927918 The septum or the wall separating the left and right halves of the nose is a mid-line structure in the body. When the face and body form as a fetus, the two sides are not necessarily symmetrical and neither is the septum. Most of the time this does not cause a functional problem but if breathing or sinus inflammation from a deviated septum is troubling, then a septoplasty (and if necessary sinus surgery) maybe an option. Other nasal concerns creating stuffiness or inability to breathe maybe swelling of the turbinates; wind vanes in the nose which disrupt airflow to warm and catch particles before breathing them into the lungs. However, if you have a deviated septum without symptoms, my recommendation is to leave it alone. Certainly, if an individual is desirous to alter the shape of the nose, this can be performed at the same time. In all cases, please see the best nasal surgeon you can.  While Plastic Surgeons and ENT surgeons have received surgical education of the nose; find those that are board certified with years of nose surgery experience. About Dr. Dean Kane, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane has been practicing in his Baltimore Center for Cosmetic Surgery Center for 27 years. Dr. Kane offers all facial procedures including face and neck lifts, eye lid lifts and ear reshaping or otoplasty. Many patients today are desiring non-surgical rejuvenation and Dr. Dean Kane offers his signature liquid facelift with Juvederm, Radiesse or Restylane and Botox or Dysport. Another new game changer in the anti-aging armamentarium is Sculptra and Clear Lift Laser that stimulate patients own collagen for a subtle and natural facial rejuvenation. Dr. Kane offers all these surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation in his Baltimore plastic surgery practice and can be seen on www.DrDeanKane.com. His wife, Lauri Kane is available to answer any questions and schedule your appointment when you call 410-602-3322 or email: Lauri@DrDeanKane.com. Dr. Kane sees patients from Maryland, Ocean City, Eastern Shore, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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