I noticed over the last 5 years my septum has kind of shifted and now my nose isn't symmetrical. How can I fix this? Would this cost as much as a full nose job? I don't want anything but this straight and to have nostrils the same size again!
My Septum is Not Straight... What Procedure Can Fix This? Would I Need a Nose Job?
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Septoplasty Surgery for Deviated Nasal Septum
Septoplasty surgery for a deviated septum is a very common procedure. Usually, this nasal surgery is performed to improve nasal breathing and reduce symptoms of allergy or chronic sinus condition. However, the nasal septum is the foundation of the nose and contributes to its external appearance. Patients who have a deviated septum which affects the nasal appearance would require a rhinoplasty to help achieve improvement. Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but rather many potential operations. While septoplasty may be covered by insurance plans, rhinoplasty surgery may or may not be covered. Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a rhinoplasty surgeon or nasal specialist can he/she help determine appropriate options for you.
A deviated septum can cause nostril assymetry, breathing problems, and a crooked nose. A thorough evaluation of your nose by a rhinoplasty expert would be necessary to evaluate whether a septoplasty alone or combined septoplasty and rhinoplasty would be necessary.
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