To fix a deviated septum, a procedure called a septoplasty is needed. If you are unsure whether or not you may be a good candidate for this surgical correction, here are some things to be mindful of.

If your senses of taste and smell seem to be diminishing, or you’re having trouble sleeping because of trouble breathing, a deviated septum may be the cause.

A deviated septum basically results in having a blocked nostril. This is a common problem and one that is easy to diagnose.

If a septoplasty is indeed required, you should expect to take some time off work to recover after the nasal surgery. It’s normal for your nose to feel blocked up for the first week after surgery.

For more information about repairing a deviated septum with septoplasty, contact double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner at her New York office.