Dr. Kapil Saigal MD, FACS is a double-board certified nose and breathing specialist located in Orlando, Florida. He is a reconstructive nose expert who provides internal and aesthetically superior surgical results in a combined procedure. Dr. Kapil Saigal understands that cosmetic concerns, such as structure and shape, are just as important as function, and he gives men and women the cosmetic and nasal improvements that they desire.
Functional rhinoplasty is performed by Dr. Kapil Saigal to correct breathing issues, and it is often combined with septorhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum.
The nasal septum is the structure within the nose that divides the nasal cavity into two equal parts. The septum is composed of a central supporting skeleton that is covered with mucous membrane. The frontal portion of the septum partition is firm, but bendable. This portion of the septum is made mostly of cartilage and is covered by skin and contains blood vessels. The nasal septum is ideally located exactly in the center of the nasal passage and separates the left and right sides of the nose into two equal passages.
The septum may be naturally out of line. This is common, but a deviated septum is a severe malformation that causes the midline to separate and to move drastically, resulting in a crooked nose. A deviated septum may affect breathing and function. It may be caused by:
Straightening and reconstructing a deviated septum is a challenging component in any rhinoplasty because the deviated cartilage and bone contain a level of memory that resists reconstruction. A nasal deviation may also affect facial asymmetry. Dr. Kapil Saigal has the experience and training needed to achieve the outstanding cosmetic and functional reconstructive results that his patients require.
To recover a straighter, more symmetrically aligned nose, Dr. Kapil works on the underlying framework. This includes repositioning the septum, the nasal bones and the midline septum. When the septum is re-centered, deviations in the nasal bones, including bone fractures (osteotomies), are repositioned. Any fractured bones are reset.
Dr. Saigal performs MOHS surgery for patients because this is the single most effective technique available for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC), skin cancers. This surgical procedure spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue while removing cancer cells. The cure rates for BCC and SCC are 98 percent or higher with the use of MOHS surgery. This is significantly better than the cure rates associated with standard excision, and it also carries the lowest recurrence rates.
Reconstructive nose surgery Orlando FL with Dr. Kapil Saigal will treat and resolve issues such as a crooked nose, cancer cell growth, deviated septum and nasal fractures caused by birth defects, childhood or adult trauma. Endonasal is a closed rhinoplasty/scarless surgery that may be an option that Dr. Saigal recommends after examining you. Digital imaging software will show you what you can expect to achieve with surgery. Open or external surgery may be discussed if it is necessary. Call today to request a consultation with Dr. Kapil Saigal and to learn more about the options available to improve your breathing and nasal health.