Archive for the ‘Nasal and Sinus Surgery’ Category
A broken nose is the most common facial fracture, and a very large majority of people in the United States alone have suffered from this injury. Yet, as many people who have been affected by a nasal fracture, over half of them choose not to have any type of repair done. The reasons behind this choice include: thinking that the injury was not that bad, thinking that the injury will simply heal on its own, and simply having an aversion to the doctor. Getting struck on the nose, whether by a propelling object, another person, a door, or in an accident, is not pleasant. It is important to have your nose looked at by a respected doctor soon after the incident to decide if the injury resulted in any significant damage to your nose. For those who have waited – and waited – there is still an opportunity to correct damage. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists can help those who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose or the frustrations that they have over how it functions.
The nasal septum is the wall between the nostrils that separates the two nasal passages. It is made up of thin bone and cartilage, and it supports the nose and directs airflow. A deviated septum is when the cartilage or bone is not straight and impacts the way a person breathes. It is often the main culprit for those who snore and suffer from sleep apnea. Surgery to straighten the septum is called septoplasty. Many people have heard of a deviated septum because of the popularity of celebrities blaming this “cause” as the reason for a nose job. While it is hard to know just who in Hollywood is every honest about work they have or haven’t had done, correcting a deviated septum is a relatively easy procedure. continue reading