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.
Deviated Septum Repair Reviews
"Lee Ann is kind, thoughtful, empathetic and ultimately the best doctor I've ever worked with. I came to her after a 10 year search for a practitioner that could also dual as a healer for an issue I had suffered with, being a perforated septum due to a previous invasive surgery that had gotten larger over time. I had seen many ENT's throughout this search, most with doubts they could help my condition, all with little to no suggestion of ways to alleviate my discomfort. Throughout the entire process with Lee Ann my concerns were not only alleviated, but she did so thoughtfully and honestly. I was given a regiment that subdued the affects of my condition almost immediately, and over time I came to trust her ability to heal me. In July 2020 I underwent septal perforation surgery which was intense and deeply transformational. I was not aware of how much I was suffering until I came out the other side. Now I would recommend her to anyone seeking any type of reconstructive surgery, because it takes someone unique with brilliant character to hold space for your healing every step of the way. Even through the COVID19 crisis, Lee Ann gave me the most unique and heartfelt experience that has ultimately changed my life and the way I view myself. I no longer think about my past condition on an hour to hour basis, and I feel full and complete as if I hadn't been suffering for how long I had. To say I appreciate her is a great understatement. I absolutely suggest a consultation with her if you are looking for a healer in human form."- M. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
"I am someone who does tons of research before picking doctors- especially ones who would potentially do surgery on me- which is how I found Dr. Klausner 7 years ago. Dr. Klausner is the best Doctor I've seen, to this day. After chronic sinusitis, I had a septoplasty and rhinoplasty with Dr. Klausner- 7 years later, I have had one sinus infection since in the same year, and never again. What makes Dr. Klausner remarkable, however, is that she isn't just an expert at what she does regularly- she has a massive breadth of knowledge that lead her to be the first Doctor, after seeing six others previously, to diagnose a rare skin condition I've had since childhood. She not only diagnosed it- she gave me the first treatment that ever worked. As someone who has been to the Mayo Clinic for a different rare disease, I cannot tell you the value, and peace that comes with a diagnosis. Or the rarity of a doctor who can give one. My younger sister also had chronic sinusitis, and was a patient of Dr. Klausner's for the same surgery. My sister made a mistake in her post-operative care, and Dr. Klausner rushed from a ways away to treat her. At the start of the pandemic, my sister and I visited Dr. Klausner after she continued to have some sinus infections. Dr. Klausner figured out they were travel-related (my sister is back and forth from Europe) and found a solution that didn't compromise on the travel. My sister hasn't had a sinus infection since. I've been to plenty of so-called "greedy doctors." With them, you get nothing, for a lot of surprise bills. That doesn't describe Dr. Klausner at all. She is the best of her class, and my sister and I feel lucky to have a Doctor we can trust so much going forward. My other sister, who is in Medical School, remarked that she expected the surgeons she works with to be like Dr. Klausner and they all fall flat. You will be disappointed going elsewhere."- N.S. / Google / Nov 15, 2020
"Dr. Klausner is seriously a wonder woman! She changed my life and successfully completed a surgery that multiple other doctors said wasn't possible. Not only is Dr. Klausner an outstanding surgeon and doctor, but she truly takes the time to explain everything to her patients. During my initial consultation she spent an hour and a half with my mother and I explaining everything and making sure I was comfortable. Thank you Dr. Klausner for changing my life for the better!! If you ever need plastic surgery (especially septal perforation surgery) Dr. Klausner is your girl!"- M.-. / Google / Apr 15, 2020
"Dr. Klausner is seriously a wonder woman! She changed my life and successfully completed a surgery that multiple other doctors said wasn't possible. Not only is Dr. Klausner an outstanding surgeon and doctor, but she truly takes the time to explain everything to her patients. During my initial consultation she spent an hour and a half with my mother and I explaining everything and making sure I was comfortable. Thank you Dr. Klausner for changing my life for the better!! If you ever need plastic surgery (especially septal perforation surgery) Dr. Klausner is your girl!"- M.-. / Google / Feb 02, 2020
"Dr. Klausner is hands down the best! She performed a sinus surgery and straightened my septum in 2017 and I could not be happier with the result. Dr. Klausner truly listens to her patients and provides expert guidance and thorough explanations for her recommended approach. When I saw her the day following my surgery she gave me a gentle face wash all around the area and I could've cried it felt so nice. Her follow up with me was impeccable. She took great care of me through my entire recovery journey. Can not recommend Dr. Klausner enough!!"- A.F. / Google / Feb 02, 2022
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.