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Nose Surgery for Breathing: Providence St. John's Santa Monica

Septoplasty For Breathing Problems
Santa Monica plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a surgical subspecialist in nose surgery, offering septoplasty procedures to help with breathing problems. An active physician at Providence St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Dr. Karamanoukian can help you determine if you are a candidate for a functional nose surgery to correct breathing. 

The most common reasons why someone would undergo a septoplasty include the following: 

  • Breathing difficulty during strenuous exercise
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic sinus problems
  • Recurrent allergies 
  • Nose trauma
  • Crooked septum

During your evaluation in our Santa Monica plastic surgery practice, Dr. Karamanoukian will examine your nasal passages to determine the degree of nose breathing obstruction that is due to a deviated septum. If there is enough physical obstruction, you may be a candidate for a septal repair surgery known as septoplasty. The goal of a septal surgery is to fix the obstruction caused by the septal deviation, thus improving nasal airflow. 

As a double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in nose surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian can help you improve your breathing with a specialized functional nose surgery. Please call our office if you have questions regarding septoplasty in Los Angeles.