“My spouse snores all night and I can’t get any sleep! Can you help us?”
We get this request often. And the answer to that question is maybe we can help. Snoring is a symptom that many people with a deviated septum will exhibit, and here’s why. The septum is the cartilage that divides the two halves of your nasal cavity. About 80 percent of people have septums that are off-center, but most don’t exhibit symptoms. If your septum is crooked to a significant degree, you can have symptoms including:
- Nasal congestion
Here at Penta Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we perform rhinoplasty procedures for a variety of reasons. Some people might be interested in a nose surgery purely for cosmetic reasons, but others might be interested in straightening the septum. If a deviated septum is the reason for your symptoms, this surgery can be highly successful. It is a surgery that has minimal discomfort, and because it is done inside the nose, there is very little swelling or bruising. Most people are back to work and feeling back to normal within a week.
Of course, it is important to remember that a deviated septum might not be the cause of your snoring. Other causes include obesity, large tonsils or sleep apnea. If these are the causes of your snoring, you might find some relief after surgery, but it will only be temporary. It is important to talk with your doctor about your symptoms and to discuss all of your options before committing to surgery.
If you have any of the symptoms listed above, and are having a hard time getting enough sleep, don’t let any more time pass before getting something done.
If you’ve been considering facial plastic surgery, contact us, or call Penta Facial Plastic Surgery Center today at 336-768-3361 for a consultation.