Posted by Dr. Halaas | on June 18, 2013 »

I have trouble breathing because of a deviated septum I am looking to get fixed in the near future. Would this be considered a cosmetic procedure even though it is for medical reasons?



Correcting a deviated septum is always a medical, not a cosmetic, procedure. When there is nasal obstruction that cannot be corrected with medical therapy, like nasal steroid sprays, a surgical approach is needed to straighten the septum and improve nasal airways. Changing the septum generally does not change the appearance of the nose. Please contact a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) surgeon for a consultation. If you are interested in having rhinoplasty surgery at the same time as a septoplasty, consider visiting a double board-certified ENT and facial plastic surgeon.

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