Septoplasty - Deviated Septum Surgery
The septum is the wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into two separate nostrils. A deviated septum occurs when your septum is moved to one side of your nose. This makes one nasal passage smaller than the other, complicating breathing and possibly causing facial pain or occasional nosebleeds. A deviated septum is usually a birth defect, but it can also be caused by trauma or injury to your nose.
Surgery to correct a deviated septum is called septoplasty. With this nose surgery, the septum is adjusted to allow equal airflow while strengthening any weakened areas that could pose structural issues later. This may involve removing or repositioning some bone or cartilage. Although this condition is observable at birth, only in severe cases is it performed before the facial features have settled and growth has stopped, typically between ages 14 and 17. Problems with midfacial growth could occur from earlier surgeries to the face and nose.
Skilled Utah Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Eric Cerrati can perform septoplasty at his Park City office. He is a fellowship trained and double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with immense skill and experience. Dr. Cerrati was privileged to train under a world-renowned reconstructive surgeon. He has honed his skills through years of private practice and time spent instructing other medical students at the University of Utah.
Dr. Cerrati also makes yearly trips to perform volunteer reconstructive surgeries in underdeveloped countries, including septoplasty and other procedures to correct congenital birth defects in children. If you or your child suffers from a deviated septum, call and schedule a confidential septoplasty consultation with Dr. Cerrati at his Park City office.
He can explain the steps of the procedure. This is as well as provide information about recovery time, the healing process and answer any questions. Contact his practice today to set your appointment.