Breathe a Deep Sigh of Relief with Dr. Panossian in Pasadena

Life can be challenging for individuals struggling with chronic breathing difficulties. Fatigue, poor sleep quality, and persistent discomfort are common concerns that may impact daily life. Through septoplasty, Dr. Panossian offers a path to relief, addressing underlying nasal issues to improve airflow and restore vitality. As a board-certified reconstructive specialist, Dr. Panossian brings expertise and compassion to every procedure, ensuring his patients in Pasadena, Glendale, and beyond, feel confident and supported on their journey to better breathing and well-being.

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What Is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum, which is the displacement of the thin wall (septum) between the nostrils. A deviated septum can obstruct airflow through the nasal passages, leading to congestion, difficulty breathing, recurrent sinus infections, snoring, and sleep disturbances. During septoplasty, the surgeon straightens and repositions the septum to improve nasal airflow and alleviate associated symptoms. This procedure is typically performed to address functional issues related to nasal breathing rather than cosmetic concerns.

The Benefits of Septoplasty

If you’re struggling to breathe freely due to a deviated septum, septoplasty in Pasadena & Glendale with Dr. Panossian provides a solution to your nasal obstruction and associated symptoms. By correcting the structural abnormalities of the septum, this procedure aims to improve your quality of life and restore proper nasal function. Here are some of the key benefits:

Improved Nasal Breathing

By correcting a deviated septum, septoplasty enhances airflow through the nasal passages, allowing for easier and more comfortable breathing. Other benefits include:

Reduced Nasal Congestion

Straightening the septum can alleviate nasal congestion, making breathing through the nose more effortless.

Decreased Snoring

Septoplasty can help reduce or eliminate snoring by improving airflow through the nasal passages during sleep.

Fewer Sinus Infections

By optimizing nasal airflow, septoplasty may reduce the frequency and severity of sinus infections.

Enhanced Sleep Quality

Better nasal breathing can improve sleep quality and reduce daytime fatigue.

Relief from Facial Pain

Addressing nasal obstruction can alleviate facial pressure and discomfort associated with a deviated septum.

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Is Septoplasty Right for Me?

Septoplasty may suit individuals experiencing chronic nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, recurring sinus infections, snoring, sleep disturbances, and facial pain or pressure. If you struggle to breathe comfortably or are experiencing persistent nasal obstruction, septoplasty could offer relief. However, the ideal candidate for septoplasty in the Pasadena & Glendale area with Dr. Panossian can vary depending on individual circumstances. A consultation with Dr. Panossian is essential to assess your specific symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals to determine if septoplasty is the right solution for your needs.

What to Expect The Septoplasty Procedure

During a septoplasty procedure, Dr. Panossian will begin by administering either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient's preference. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Panossian will make an incision inside the nose to access the septum. He will carefully straighten and reposition the deviated or displaced septal cartilage and bone using specialized surgical instruments to improve nasal airflow. Any excess tissue or bone-causing blockages may also be trimmed or reshaped.

The procedure typically takes about one to two hours to complete, although this can vary depending on the extent of correction needed and any additional procedures performed concurrently. Septoplasty is based on the principles of functional nasal anatomy, aiming to restore proper nasal function by correcting structural abnormalities within the nasal passages. Dr. Panossian's facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expertise ensures precise and effective treatment tailored to each patient's unique nasal anatomy and functional needs.

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Septoplasty Recovery

Following septoplasty, you can typically expect some swelling, bruising, and congestion in the nose for the first few days. Dr. Panossian may place nasal packing or splints inside the nose to support the septum as it heals, which will be removed during a follow-up appointment. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least a week to minimize the risk of bleeding or injury to the nose. It's common to experience mild discomfort, nasal stuffiness, and drainage in the days following surgery, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and nasal saline sprays. Most patients can return to work or school within a week, although strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for several weeks. Full recovery from septoplasty may take several weeks to months as swelling subsides and the nasal tissues heal. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress and address any concerns or questions that may arise during the recovery process.

Why Choose Dr. Panossian?

At Andre Panossian MD, we proudly serve septoplasty patients in Pasadena, Glendale, and beyond. Choosing Dr. Panossian for your septoplasty means entrusting your care to a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgery expert. With years of experience and a dedication to providing personalized, compassionate care, Dr. Panossian is committed to helping you achieve optimal nasal function and overall well-being. Whether you're struggling with chronic nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms affecting your quality of life, Dr. Panossian's expertise and meticulous approach ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Take the first step towards a better quality of life and peace of mind by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Panossian today.

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