Septoplasty

A deviated or malformed septum can dramatically impair your nasal airflow. 

 

Dr. Ludwick can correct your septal deformity with a relatively short, outpatient surgical procedure.  Post-operative pain is mild and patients return to work 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 so your friends or co-workers won’t even know you had surgery.  More severe deformities may require other surgical approaches.

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.

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


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