Septoplasty procedures include an incision hidden in the inside of the nose to straighten a crooked septum. A crooked septum is bothersome because it can block off a nostril and impair nasal breathing. An excessively crooked septum can also lead to recurrent nose bleeds and even sleep apnea. Septoplasty doesn't leave a scare and help improve your breathing. Septoplasty is often combined with inferior turbinate reduction to further improve your breathing. Sinus surgery can be done at the same time as septoplasty.
Septoplasty requires general anesthesia. You will go home the same day as the procedure.
You will need someone to stay with you overnight. Discomfort after surgery can be managed with oral medication. Splints may be placed to help support the septum and will be removed at your first post operative visit. You will be seen in the office in one week and follow up visits will continue at week 1,3,6 and 12. You should take 5-7 days off of work.
Final cost will be determined at time of consultation and extent of insurance coverage.