While deviated septums affect millions of people in the US, there is a form of treatment that can deliver permanent relief. A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten a deviated septum, ridding the patient of symptoms such as nosebleeds, facial pain, nasal congestion and more. As a practitioner who has delivered thousands of septoplasty surgeries, Dr. Aminpour is reported by his patients to deliver the best deviated septum surgery Los Angeles has available. If you would like to set an appointment, please call our office today.
Deviated septum overview
The septum is the piece of cartilage and bone that separates the two nostrils. When the septum is straight, it allows for air to pass smoothly through the nostrils. When the septum is deviated (crooked) it results in difficulty breathing through the nose as well as a number of other issues, including:
- Facial pain
- Postnasal drip
- Sleep apnea
Each of these symptoms can be mild or severe, depending on the degree of deviation in the septum. Whatever the case, a septoplasty can restructure the septum, putting it in its rightful, straight place.
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to reposition the cartilage and bone in the septum. It only uses incisions placed inside the nose, which leaves no visible scarring after the procedure.
A septoplasty may be done using local or general anesthesia. This depends on many different things, one of which is your personal preference. After a thorough examination and consultation, Dr. Aminpour will listen to your needs and incorporate them into your treatment to create the best result possible. He strives to perform the best septoplasty Los Angeles can provide, giving you results you will love.
During your deviated septum surgery with Los Angeles ENT Dr. Aminpour, he carefully replaces the bone and cartilage in the septum. This may require removing some bone to make room for rearrangement. He will take all the time necessary to ensure your septum is completely straight so air can flow equally through both nostrils. Once he is done, he will use nasal splints to keep the septum in place while it heals.
A septoplasty is usually performed in 1-2 hours in Dr. Aminpour's Los Angeles facility. It is an outpatient procedure and most patients can go home the same day. Due to the use of anesthesia, you must arrange for a ride home—you will not be allowed to drive for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
A septoplasty offers patients an effective and permanent solution to the difficulties listed above, and Dr. Aminpour is proud to deliver among the best deviated septum surgery Los Angeles offers. Patients uniformly report a total reversal of their symptoms. They can breathe more easily, have no more nasal congestion, are free from sinus headaches and pressure, and overall live with a higher quality of life. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a deviated septum, come see Dr. Aminpour for a consultation and examination and get one step closer to being pain free with among the best septoplasty Los Angeles offers.