A deviated septum can be caused by injury, genetics, or disease. Whatever the cause, the important part is what you’re left with: an asymmetrical breathing pathway that can lead to discomfort, sleeplessness, and infection.
How can you fix a deviated septum? This is an anatomical problem, so the solution must be surgical: Septoplasty.
Septoplasty is an outpatient procedure which can be performed in about an hour, and which involves a gentle realignment of the septum, or midline, that separates your nostrils. Once the mucosa is lifted away, the septum is placed in a symmetrical position, where it sets in place as the healing process begins.
Typically patients will recover fully after a few weeks, although you can resume working without engaging in vigorous activity far earlier.
The Los Angeles Sinus Institute is the best septoplasty treatment center in Los Angeles. Please call us today to speak with an expert about your options.