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Is it possible to have a deviated septum without breaking your nose?

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Is it possible to have a deviated septum without breaking your nose?

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Yes, absolutely. Many patients with deviated septum, and even a deviated nose, have no history of trauma. On occasion our nasal tissue develop in a shifted position. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS


Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Deviated Septum

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Yes, it is possible to have a Deviated Septum without breaking your nose. Your septum (the wall that separates your nasal passages) may bend to either side of your nose during regular growth and puberty. It's also possible to be born with a deviated septum. Few people actually have a perfectly straight septum, but if you do have a crooked septum, you may have difficulty breathing, or snoring. There is good news though, a surgery known as a septoplasty can correct breathing problems or snoring due to your deviated septum. Contact your local plastic surgeon for more details.

Robert Guida, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is it possible to have a deviated septum without breaking your nose?

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The deviated septum can be the result of trauma, development, or both.

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Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing Deviated Septum without Breaking Nose

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As long as there is no external deviation seen in the bony part of your nose the septum can be straightened without breaking your nose.

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It is possible to have a deviated septum without a broken nose

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There are many reasons that patients develop a deviated septum and trauma is only one of them. Many patients have a shelf or bone spur formation in the back of the nose that blocks airflow from a developmental abnormality. A deviated septum is only fixed when patients are symptomatic and has significant decreased air flow through either one or both sides of the nose

William Portuese, MD
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Deviated septum

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Yes, it is possible to have a deviated septum without breaking your nose. You can develop one early on in childhood or with puberty and growth spurts developed a deviated septum. This does not need to be corrected unless you have some breathing issues or frequent nosebleeds.

Kristina Tansavatdi, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is it possible to have a deviated septum without breaking your nose?

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A great many people have a deviated septum without ever experiencing nasal trauma. It only needs to be fixed if it causes problematic airway obstruction or an unsatisfactory look to the nose.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
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Deviated septum can be fixed without breaking nose.

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Deviated septum can be fixed without breaking nose IF the nose on the outside is straight. If it is crooked outside then u have to break it.

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