Santa Ana patients choose the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique for a host of reasons, and one of the common ones is to improve breathing by correcting structural issues in the nose. Most often the problem is a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, both of which are correctable through surgery. Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi in Newport Beach works closely with patients to provide holistic surgical services that correct nasal problems while enhancing the natural beauty of the face.
Santa Ana Septoplasty Deviated Septum Correction
The septum is the cartilage and bone that separates the inside nose cavity into two sections. Ideally, the septum is straight, and the two cavities are approximately the same size. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes people are born with a crooked septum, making one cavity larger than the other. There are also cases in which the septum is injured and does not heal straight. A crooked septum can lead to the inferior turbinate on the other cavity to grow too large. Turbinates are structures inside the nose that humidify and clean air.
The consequence of a deviated septum or enlarged terminate is difficulty breathing because a nasal airway is partially blocked. Santa Ana clients who cannot breathe easily have problems like dry mouth, chronic sinusitis and difficulty sleeping. The deviated septum is a common medical issue. Fortunately, breathing problems can usually be corrected with a septoplasty and a turbinate reduction (turbinectomy), if necessary. In most cases, the turbinates that are obstructing airflow are the inferior turbinates.
The Santa Ana septoplasty procedure involves a series of steps. First, Dr. Tavoussi will evaluate the nasal obstruction which may require doing a nasal endoscopy. Once you are diagnosed, the doctor will make sure you understand the procedure and the healing process. The procedure basically involves reshaping the deviated septum and reducing the size of the enlarged turbinate. It does require anesthesia, but all septoplasty surgeries in Santa Ana at the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique are performed in an outpatient surgery center.
Frequently, correcting a deviated septum also enhances natural facial beauty. The reason is that the crooked septum on the inside can lead to a crooked nose on the outside. Once the septum is reshaped and the turbinate correctly sized, patients can breathe easier while also enjoying an enhanced appearance. The septoplasty can also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as sinus surgery.
Santa Ana Septoplasty can Help Improve Breathing
Make an appointment with the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique to begin the evaluation process. There is no reason for Santa Ana residents to continue to suffer from breathing problems when state-of-the-art septoplasty or turbinectomy procedures in Orange County can improve the quality of life.