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Deviated Septum

Common Deviated Septum Symptoms

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The septum is the thin wall that divides your nostrils from one another. When this septum does not divide your nostrils into equal-size passages, your septum is considered deviated. For many people, a deviated septum may have no symptoms whatsoever, but for others there can be a number of annoying or even debilitating symptoms.

If you are tired of dealing with your deviated septum, you should consider having your deviated septum fixed. To learn more about surgical correction of your deviated septum, please call or email E. Kim Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

Common Deviated Septum Symptoms

Many people live for years with a deviated septum because their symptoms may be attributed to other causes. These symptoms include:

  • Nasal blockage (may be in one or both nostrils)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Facial pain and sinus headaches
  • Postnasal drip
  • Noisy breathing during sleep (most common in infants and children)

In more severe cases, these symptoms can be virtually permanent. In minor cases, they may only be present when nasal passages are irritated by infection or allergies. Because the symptoms are associated with infection or allergies, people may not realize the role their deviated septum plays and the degree of relief they can see with surgical correction.

Deviated Septum and Rhinoplasty

Some people think that deviated septum surgery (called a septoplasty) is rhinoplasty. The two surgeries are related, and can often be combined, but they are not the same. If you are experiencing symptoms of a deviated septum and are also considering rhinoplasty, you should talk to Dr. Eugene Kim to learn whether you are a good candidate for combined surgery.

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Why Choose E. Kim Plastic Surgery for Deviated Septum Surgery

Since even a slightly deviated septum can lead to a continuation of symptoms, it is important that you work with a surgeon you are confident will give you complete correction for your deviated septum. Dr. Eugene Kim has had extensive experience and training in nose surgery, including both deviated septum surgery and rhinoplasty. His experience includes work with Asian patients as well as those of many other nationalities, making him familiar with some of the unique anatomical challenges posed by different noses. Because he is also trained as a plastic surgeon, if you are considering a rhinoplasty as well as deviated septum surgery, he is an ideal surgeon for you.

To learn more about E. Kim Plastic Surgery and deviated septum surgery, please call or email us today to schedule a consultation.

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