When a person’s nose is misaligned or crooked, it can often lead to functional issues, not only for their overall appearance but functionally as well. It’s not uncommon for a crooked nose to cause breathing issues related to a deviated septum. Fortunately, a deviated septum can be surgically fixed with a procedure known in functional rhinoplasty as a septoplasty.

A deviated septum can be a congenital defect, which means the patient is born with it, but may also be the result of a trauma. The septum is the thin strip of tissue made up of skin and cartilage that separates the left and right nostril inside the nose. When this critical feature is deformed or damaged in a certain way, the structure or shape of the nose may block air pathways for breathing.

A Bellevue rhinoplasty, performed by experienced professional Dr. James Ridgway, can restore proper airflow to the nose while also improving balance of the face. Dr. Ridgway specializes strictly in facial features, which means he is specifically trained to handle the intricacies and complex features of the nose.

If you are interested in learning more about correcting a deviated septum, contact us at our office in Bellevue to schedule an appointment.

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