What Is Deviated Nose Surgery?
A deviated nose is identified as a crooked nose tip or nasal ridge which does not follow a straight line down the center of the face. The deviation is usually caused by trauma or some congenital issues. A deviated nose does not just affect the aesthetics, it may even lead to septal deviation, breathing issues, chronic headaches, and rhinitis.
The deviated nose surgery or deviated nasal septum surgery (Septoplasty) helps straighten the bone as well as the cartilage that divides the area between the two nostrils. It helps address both the functional and the aesthetic aspects at the same time.
Who Needs Deviated Nose Surgery?
Deviated Nasal Septum Surgeryor Deviated Nose Surgery is a recommended for individuals who:
- Have a nose that is bent to a side
- Suffering from nasal obstruction because of tilted or crooked nose
- Have asymmetrical faces caused by a deviated nose
Deviated Septum Correction Procedure
The surgeon can correct a deviated nose by performing one or a combination of the following procedures to restore function as well as the aesthetic appeal. When planning for the procedure, patients can also choose if they would like to achieve aesthetic improvements as they get their crooked nose fixed.
For mild deviation & no breathing difficulty
Placement of Implant forstraightening the nose bridge: If there is a slight deviation, it can be corrected with the help of an implant that conceals any deviation in the shape of the nose.
For more severe deviation
Where the deviation is more severe, it is fixed either with nasal bone adjustments or septoplasty.
Nasal bone adjustments:During this procedure, the surgeon fractures the nasal bone of the patient from both the sides so that the crooked structure of nose bridge could be corrected. Small, reinforcing cartilage strips, called spreader grafts, can be used for correcting the deviated septum if the problem lies along the nose bridge. They are often considered necessary for effectively straightening the septum.
Placement of Implant for straightening the nose bridge: If there is a slight deviation, it can be corrected with the help of an implant that conceals any deviation in the shape of the nose.
For more information on deviated nose surgery in Singapore, get in touch with our medical team today. We will guide you through the entire process and help you make the right choice.
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