Septoplasty Beverly Hills

Deviated Septum Repair in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Deviated septum can be a result of trauma, or simply a congenital trait. Repair and straightening of a deviated septum is usually only done if the deviated septum is creating breathing difficulty, or asymmetry or crooked appearance to the nose.

Treatment Overview

Deviated septum repair, or septoplasty, is a face surgery by Dr. Anita Patel that involves removing the deviated portion of the septum to the extent possible, in order to straighten the nose both internally for airway improvement, and externally for straightening the nose.

  • Length of Surgery: 1 hour.
  • Anesthesia: General.
  • Post-Op Activity: No nose blowing or sunglasses for 3 weeks. Avoid strenuous activity or full exercise for 6 weeks.
  • Return to Work: 1 week

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Deviated Nasal Septum?

The nasal septum is made up of a cartilaginous area and a bony area, and generally runs straight down the center of the nose. Deviated septum is when it curves off to one side, or both sides in different areas.

What Causes a Deviated Septum?

Deviated septum can be present at birth, or the result of trauma.

How Common is a Deviated Septum?

Deviated septums are common in general, and also as a result of trauma to the nose, whether from sports or accidents such as airbag injury during a motor vehicle collision.

How Do You Know if You Have a Deviated Septum?

The common signs of deviated septum are difficulty breathing, or visible deviation giving the nose an asymmetric or crooked appearance.

How is a Deviated Septum Repaired?

Deviated septum is repaired by performing a septoplasty, which removes the crooked part and straightens the airway passages and external appearance of the nose.

What is Septoplasty Surgery?

Septoplasty is the repair of a deviated septum.

Does Septoplasty Hurt?

Septoplasty alone generally involves mild pain during the first few days after surgery. If done with additional procedures such as rhinoplasty, the pain may be greater or last longer, though still temporary.

How Long Does Septoplasty Surgery Take?

Septoplasty alone typically takes less than an hour. If combined with other procedures, the overall surgical time will increase.

Ready to learn more about a septoplasty? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

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