In this article, “How a Rhinoplasty Can Help a Deviated Septum?” subject will be handled which is one of the most seen problem in Rhinoplasty. First, let’s start by answering the following questions; What is a deviated septum? How a deviated Septum occurs? What are the physical and functional damages? and How a rhinoplasty can help a deviated septum?
What is a Deviated Septum?
Deviated nasal septum is a physical disorder of the nose. Having a off center or crooked bone and cartilage in the nose structure create deviated septum. Septum is a structure that divides the nasal cavity of the nose in half. Deviation refers to being off center or crooked.
How a Deviated Septum Occurs?
Main reasons of a deviated septum can be summarized under two headings. The first reason is our genetical features which hand down from generations. The second reason is hits or injuries that we have externally. Those hits or injuries you have cause a deviated septum. Especially in childhood, a fall, hit and injury cause a crooked nose and the nose completes its growing with deformities and those deformities bring a lot of problems later.
What are the Physical and Functional Damages of a Deviated Septum?
A deviated septum causes asymmetrical and not straight appearance. When looking at a person, subconsciously the first thing to see is the nose. Due to crooked and asymmetrical nose, other beautiful parts in your face do not attract attention.
Functionally, a deviated septum has much greater damage. The nose, with a deviated septum, can experience breathing problems. When proper and sufficient amount of oxygen was not provided, the immune system will not work properly and this will cause infections. Furthermore, a deviated septum may also cause sleep apnea, continuous fatigue, and a serious condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep. Deviation problems may cause respiratory and lung problems in older ages.
How a Rhinoplasty Can Help a Deviated Septum?
Closed and Atraumatic Technique can be performed for a deviated septum as for all rhinoplasty operations. With closed and atraumatic technique, there is no incision and scar after rhinoplasty. This technique has more advantageous when compared to other techniques in terms of healing process. Along with the aesthetic surgery performed to touch the external appearance of the nose, interventions can be made for a deviated septum. In this way, it is possible to have a beautiful appearance and a functional breathing nose.