Deviated Septum Repair (Septoplasty) in New York, NY

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Deviated Septum Repair (Septoplasty)

A deviated septum occurs when the septum – the thick band of bone and fibrous tissue that divides your two nostrils –is off-center to one or both sides. Many people are born with a deviated septum, which simply worsens as they age. In addition to genetics, birth trauma or physical injury can also cause a deviated septum. A deviated septum can disrupt airflow, causing snoring, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, an aesthetically unwanted appearance, such as a crooked nose. At the Klausner Institute in New York, NY, deviated septum repair, or septoplasty, straightens the nasal septum, thus addressing both cosmetic and functional (breathing) issues.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is a top NYC expert in rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), including deviated septum repair.

Why Should I receive a Septoplasty?

Some people undergo a septoplasty solely to correct breathing problems; they are happy with the appearance of their nose, wishing to leave it intact. Other septoplasty patients also wish to change the shapes of their noses. The procedure can also help deal with turbinates, swellings on the outer walls of the nasal cavities. Turbinates exist to help moisturize, filter, and warm incoming air, but swollen turbinates (turbinate hypertrophy) can cause breathing issues. Oftentimes, if you have a crooked septum, you may experience turbinate hypertrophy as well, which can be addressed in conjunction during surgical septoplasty.

Dr. Klausner is well versed in correcting all of these issues. As an NYC expert in facial aesthetic medicine, she is renowned for helping her patients achieve their best look while maintaining a natural appearance. In addition to specializing in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Klausner is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Like other surgical procedures that address an internal and/or external nasal issue, a septoplasty procedure requires a great deal of technical skill and artistry, which Dr. Klausner’s high level of comprehensive training enables her to provide patients.

What should I expect from a septoplasty consultation?

During a private consultation in her warm, modern, and professional office located on Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Dr. Klausner will thoroughly review your condition and see if you are a good candidate for deviated septum repair. She will help you determine your overall goals, answer all of your questions and concerns, and review before-and-after photos with you. Because a septoplasty addresses medical concerns, such as obstructed breathing, this type of surgery is often covered by insurance. If you are interested in learning more about septum repair, reach out to the Klausner Institute in New York, NY today.

Deviated Septum Repair FAQ

How long is recovery after deviated septum repair surgery?

Deviated septum repair surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to go home after your surgery is complete. Some swelling is normal and typically subsides after about three days, with most patients able to return to their normal routine in 2 – 3 weeks. Full recovery can take between 1 – 3 months for most patients.

Is deviated septum repair surgery (septoplasty) safe?

Any surgery carries some amount of risk, but deviated septum repair surgery is a very common procedure with high success rates and a low risk of complications. With an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Klausner performing the surgery, success rates of 95% or higher can be expected.

Are you awake for deviated septum repair surgery?

In some instances, deviated septum repair surgery can be completed under local anesthesia, but for most patients, general anesthesia is preferred, meaning the patient is asleep.

Can I have other procedures during my deviated septum repair surgery?

Absolutely. Many patients undergoing surgery for a deviated septum choose to include cosmetic rhinoplasty as part of the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Klausner, you can talk to her about additional procedures that can be included in your surgical plan.

Does insurance cover septoplasty (deviated septum repair)?

Many insurance providers will cover the cost of deviated septum repair surgery.

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