RELIEF FROM BREATHING PROBLEMS: SEPTOPLASTY
DO I NEED A SEPTOPLASTY?
A deviated septum can be present at birth or acquired later in life by injury or trauma to the nose—which often happens with contact sports. If an injury causes excessive bleeding, a septal hematoma may occur and eventually result in a damaged septum if not treated appropriately.
The condition varies in severity, from person to person. The most common symptom experienced from a deviated septum is difficulty breathing through the nose. If you have a moderate to severe problem, septoplasty provides a highly effective, long-lasting solution.
Is Septoplasty a Major Surgery?
While individual cases can vary in complexity, septoplasty is generally considered a low-risk procedure that takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete. Most patients will experience a small amount of bleeding post-surgery, and the swelling should reduce within 14 days.
If you are having septoplasty, you must be educated about any potential complications and discuss the procedure’s risks and use of general anesthetic with your surgeon. Finally, as with any outpatient procedure, it is always recommended that you give yourself ample recovery time and follow the specific aftercare plan provided by your doctor.
A DEVIATED SEPTUM
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
RHINOPLASTY AND SEPTOPLASTY
DR. JACOB SEDGH?
WHAT CAN SEPTOPLASTY
DO FOR ME?
YOUR FIRST STEP: A DIAGNOSIS.
WHAT IS THE
HOW SEPTOPLASTY WORKS: STEP BY STEP
To begin the procedure, Dr. Sedgh will carefully make a small incision on one side of the columella to access the septum. Through this incision, alignment is corrected by repositioning, trimming, or in some cases, replacing the bone and cartilage. He may also remove any excess bone or cartilage blocking the nasal passages while taking special care to preserve enough cartilaginous septum for optimal nasal tip support.
In some cases, spreader grafts (to widen the nasal valve) are placed to treat middle vault narrowing and avoid internal nasal valve collapse.
Soft internal splints or packing material may also be used to hold the septum in place. The mucous membrane, which is repositioned to cover the septum, may also be held in place with the help of dissolvable sutures.
A septoplasty can be performed with cosmetic rhinoplasty to promote a straighter, more attractive nose appearance. By utilizing a highly individualized approach, Dr. Sedgh consistently delivers natural-looking, structurally sound results. The procedure typically takes one to one and a half hours, depending on the complexity of your condition.
RECOVERY FROM SEPTOPLASTY
A COMMITMENT TO
EXCELLENCE: DR. SEDGH
COMFORT & TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.