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Can I improve breathing with a septoplasty? Los Angeles Septoplasty Expert Surgeon

Can I improve breathing with a septoplasty?


A septoplasty procedure addresses the internal nasal cartilage that divides the two nostrils and the airway on the left and right sides.  A septoplasty is performed during a rhinoplasty procedure as an alone procedure in order to improve breathing and the nasal airway.  The proponents of a septoplasty procedure or a septorhinoplasty procedure advocate the use of a septal reshaping in order to improve nasal obstruction and breathing obstruction caused by a deviated or crooked septum.  The patients who have undergone septoplasty alone or in combination with a rhinoplasty note an improved breathing during the day and during sleep. 


If you are concerned about nasal obstruction as a result of trauma or normal development, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in septorhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures.  During your initial consultation for nose surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian will evaluate inside of your nose and determine whether there is a nasal obstruction caused by a crooked cartilage.  The majority of patients who have a deviated septum do so as a result of previous trauma during childhood or adulthood. 

If you have questions about a septoplasty procedure and wish to undergo correction of the septum in order to improve and restore normal breathing, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.

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