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My septum is deviated a tad

Question posted by Brie from China Grove, North Carolina

I have a slight deviation in my septum, and sometimes have a hard time breathing through one nostril, while the other seems okay. I don’t know if it “needs” corrected or not, but I would like to be able to breathe properly for once.

I’ve done a lot of research on the correction surgery, but at the same time, I absolutely do not feel comfortable with my nose the way it is. I have always wanted to have this procedure done since I first ever heard of “nose jobs”.

If I got the correction for my septum done, while they are in there, could they possibly just make my nose more fit for my face at the same time?

I don’t know.

Any input would be fantastic, because I really want this done, but I need a little more insight before I make a decision.

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  • Dear Brie,

    Nasal airway obstruction can be
    caused by a deviated septum, hypertrophy of the turbinates or pathologies such
    as a polyp.  Airway functional breathing
    obstruction is covered by OHIP and as such I do not charge for it.  However, there are cosmetic nasofacial
    balance and proportion issues a cosmetic rhinoplasty could be performed at the
    same time the breathing obstruction can be addressed and hopefully improved.

    I’ve been performing cosmetic
    rhinoplasty for over 20 years.  I was
    fortunate to be trained in both plastic surgery and 2 years of ENT head and
    neck oncology.

    I hope this information is of some
    assistance and best of luck.

    To find out more, please visit our
    rhinoplasty page and also visit septoplasty sections.

    To schedule a consultation simply
    fill out the online consultation request form and a customer service
    representative will be with you promptly.

    R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.

    Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Yorkville, Toronto

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