When the septum is out of alignment, it can result in a variety of problems, including congestion, nasal drip, headaches, chronic sinus infections, discomfort in the face, problems breathing, and more.
How is a Deviated Septum Treated?
To improve the breathing through the nose for those with a deviated septum, some medicines and deviated septum surgery (septoplasty) can be used. A septoplasty re-positions, trims, or replaces the bone and cartilage to help correct the septum and improve breathing. Many patients will have a deviated septum procedure that Dr. Reitzen can convert into rhinoplasty, which also provides the benefit of aesthetic improvement.