Rhinoplasty for a Deviated Septum

Plastic Surgery in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Davie, Florida


*Individual results may vary.

A deviated septum is a condition where the cartilage/bone that divides your nasal cavity in half is crooked or off-center, interfering with proper breathing. Around 80% of people have some degree of misalignment in their nasal passages, but only severe cases cause breathing problems. Some people develop a deviated septum after suffering an injury to the nose, while others are simply born with it.

Some of the most common symptoms of a deviated septum include:

  • Nasal congestion (one side is usually more congested than the other)
  • Recurring sinus infections
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Chronic facial pain and/or headaches
  • Postnasal drip
  • Loud snoring

Nasal septal surgery (also called “septoplasty”) is performed to correct a deviated septum. This surgery is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty to improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose in addition to its function.

If you have breathing issues due to a deviated septum, Dr. Harrell – who is board-certified in both plastic surgery and ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) surgery – can help. Please contact The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and surrounding areas of Florida.