One of the most common reasons for non-cosmetic nasal surgery is a deviated septum. This is a common condition that can cause difficulty in breathing in either side of the nose. The reason for this difficulty is often because the passageway where mucus travels is being blocked. The blockage could be a result of excess mucous tissue, bone, or cartilage.
At Commonwealth ENT Associates, we are able to diagnose deviated septums in Woodbridge VA to improve your ability to breath comfortably through your nose. The symptoms of a deviated septum are commonly ignored by patients because they believe they just have a stuffy nose or breath heavily. However, it’s vital that you make an appointment if you’re experiencing symptoms of a deviated septum because if left untreated, the tissues will continue to swell and the symptoms will get worse.
We use a procedure called Septoplasty to treat deviated septums. Septoplasty is used to straighten a deviated septum. Once the septum is straightened, patients are able to breathe better, decrease their risk of sinus infection, and live much more comfortably.
The procedure is minimally invasive and has no signs of incision a majority of the time. Depending on the severity of your condition, the entire procedure can be completed in one to one and a half hours. We will talk to you more in depth about the details of septoplasty prior to your surgery date, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Do not hesitate to call Commonwealth ENT Associates in Woodbridge , VA to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing difficulties breathing through your nose or have had repeat sinus infections. We will thoroughly examine your symptoms, diagnose your condition, and determine whether or not Septoplasty is necessary for you.