Nasal Obstruction Correction – Orange County
Where breathing may be inhibited, Dr. Sajjadian may also repair a deviated septum or obstructed airway during the nose surgery. Discuss your needs and overall desired outcome with Dr. Sajjadian, so he can create a customized plan of action for your nose surgery. When operating on such delicate structures in to improve airways, it is important to find a surgeon with experience in this area. Improving an obstructed airway requires careful examination of the structure of the nose, and minor changes can have a large impact on your way of life.
Much like rhinoplasty, the incisions can be made within the nose, or on the thin area of tissue separating the nostrils. After the incision is made, Dr. Sajjadian carefully reshapes the septum to create more airflow. In some cases, areas of excess tissue will be removed to clear the nasal pathway. If needed, he also corrects nasal fractures that have healed in a deviated position. Once the nasal pathway is cleared, Dr. Sajjadian closes the incisions and dresses the nose with gauze.
Nasal obstruction surgery typically takes one hour to complete, depending on the amount of correction needed. Patients are typically able to return home the same day. Following nasal obstruction correction, patients may experience slight bruising of the nose, upper lip and eye area. Dr. Sajjadian recommends keeping the head elevated and applying ice packs to the to the nose to minimize bruising and swelling. Bruising will typically subsides after just a few days. Dr. Sajjadian also suggests patients administer nasal irrigation sprays several times a day, once nasal dressing are removed, to promote a healthy recovery.
Nasal obstruction correction requires a surgeon that is experienced and has a great understanding of the structure of the nose. Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified, and meets with every patient personally to discuss the desired outcome and expectations for this procedure.