Septal Deformity

Dr. Ludwick has successfully performed hundreds of Septoplasty procedures. A Septoplasty is performed in a surgical setting under general or local anesthesia with sedation. On average, the surgery takes one to two hours and recovery time is 3 – 4 weeks.

A deviated or malformed septum can dramatically impair your child’s nasal airflow. Dr. Ludwick can correct septal deformities with a relatively short, outpatient surgical procedure. Post-operative pain is mild and your child will return to work or school in just a couple days.

The nasal septum is the wall that divides the inside of your nose into a right and left side. It is made of bone and cartilage, and should be centered and basically straight. However, due to trauma or abnormal growth, this wall can become bent or deformed leading to chronic nasal obstruction. When the deformity is so crooked that it blocks the nasal passage, an out-patient procedure called Septoplasty can be performed to restore clear breathing. It is typically performed through a centimeter-long incision hidden inside the nose. Unlike a “nose job” there is no facial bruising or swelling. More severe deformities may require other surgical approaches.

If you think Septoplasty could be a solution to your child’s snoring problem, Request an appointment and let West Houston ENT and Sleep Center bring your son or daughter the relief they deserve.

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