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Septoplasty for a Deviated Septum
Looking for a quick and easy solution to have a better night’s sleep? Septoplasty might be the right procedure for you. Improperly shaped nasal septum, commonly known as deviated septum, is a common condition that causes various nasal and health complications. Deviated septum is usually caused by injury, birth defect, or damage caused by previous medical procedures. Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills performs septoplasty to repair deviated parts of the cartilage and the bone along the septum.
What is Septoplasty?
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes deviated septum to treat problems caused by nasal obstruction. This procedure is performed to fix various symptoms including the following:
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- Post-nasal drip
- Diminishing taste and smell
- Dry mucous membranes
- Using the mouth to breathe
- Serious headaches
- Difficulty using the nose to breathe
Benefits of Septoplasty
- Quick procedure
- Fast recovery
- Nasal obstruction relief
- Minimum pain and discomfort
- Normally, there are no external swelling and brushing
Side Effects of Septoplasty
It is normal for patients to feel a little pain and discomfort following a septoplasty, these usually fade away on their own within a day or two. Other possible risks include the
- Excesive bleeging
- Nerve damage that could cause smelling problems
- In care cases, the shape of the nose may seem different
What to Expect After the Procedure
Most of our patients at Allure report significant nasal improvements within three to six weeks following the septoplasty. Minimum pain and discomfort is normal during the recovery period. Typically, patients return to work a day or two after
the surgery, but we recommend patients to refrain from any strenuous activities for about a week.
How it Works
Most septoplasty for deviated septum takes about an hour to complete and may be done under local or general anesthesia. The two types of septoplasty procedures are the traditional procedure, which involves the open technique, and the minimally invasive internal procedure. Both procedures involve lifting the mucus membrane, repositioning or removing the bone or the cartilage that is blocking the airway, and then replacing the mucus membrane and stitching it back in place.
This procedure is covered by most major health insurance providers. If this does not apply to you, the cost of septoplasty for deviated septum depends on each patient’s unique and how complicated the required procedure is. Feel free to discuss your concerns about your insurance plan and costs during your initial consultation at Allure. For more information on septoplasty for deviated septum or if you want to schedule a consultation, contact Allure Aesthetic Surgery at (888)