So I have a deviated septum. Do I need surgery?

Everyone has a little deviation of the septum in their nose.  Having a deviated septum doesn’t mean you necessarily need surgery.  If you’re having problems breathing through your nose, or if snoring is an issue, you may benefit from septal surgery to open the nasal airways.  If your nose if crooked, you may need more than just septal surgery to make your nose straight.  The nasal bones may need to be broken and reset.  This is a separate procedure.  You may need a CT scan of your sinuses to look for other areas of obstruction to your breathing.

(Source: Alexa S. Lessow, M.D. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surger; Facial Plastic, Sinus and Nasal Surgery)

Author: D.Eves

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