The deviated septum or asymmetric nose is one of the more challenging aspects to correct. Often, in order to correct the deviated nose, the nose needs to be taken apart so that the natural attachments that keep it deviated can be released. The nasal septum is just one component that contributes to the deviation of the nose and to airway compromise or collapse. Once the deviated septum is corrected, the upper lateral cartilages and lower lateral cartilages must be freed so that the nose can assume a straighter construct. It is important following septal or nasal reconstructive surgery to adhere to normal post-operative instructions to maximize outcomes.
About Brian Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson