How do you correct a deviated septum? Can the appearance of the nose be changed at the same time?
Your question regarding straightening a deviated septum is a familiar one to us as we do several hundred corrective nasal surgeries and rhinoplasties each year. A deviated septum is the midline partition in the nose and it could be corrected from an approach inside the nose which allows us to lift up the lining tissues, straighten out the distorted framework and then have an improved airway. The septum access of midline supportive structure of the external nasal framework is very reasonable to consider correcting external appearance issues. It’s very common for us to straighten the septum to improve the airway and at the same time correct the external framework to provide a more attractive nose.
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Dr. Peter Hilger has been performing facial cosmetic surgery in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, his breadth of knowledge and talent is unmatched. Learn more about our Peter Hilger plastic surgeon