If you have difficulty breathing through the nose, experience nasal congestion, recurrent sinus infections, nosebleeds and have had a nose injury, you may be dealing with a deviated septum, and not know it. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers a solution! Septoplasty procedure will help you breath and feel better. We offer this procedure to the residents of Fayetteville, Sanford, Holly Springs, Lumberton, and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.
What is Deviated Septum?
Deviated Septum occurs when the nasal septum (thin wall) between the nasal passage is displaced on one side. Many individuals who have the nasal septum displaced/deviated have one nasal passage smaller than the other. This can be caused by a condition present at birth or through a nose injury. A deviated septum causes one side of the nose to be blocked and makes it difficult to breath, along with nosebleeds, sinus infections and congestion. Swelling of the tissues lining the nose can cause nasal obstruction from a deviated nasal septum.
How do you treat a Deviated Septum?
There are multiple ways you can treat a deviated septum. Some treatments may include medications to reduce swelling of the tissues that line the nose. Nasal dilators can help open the nasal passages and give some relief. Ultimately, in many cases having a Septoplasty procedure is the best route to eliminate all of the symptoms caused by a deviated septum.
What is the recovery like?
During the healing period, packing will be placed inside your nose to help give you support as you recover. There will be initial swelling but it will subsides within weeks. Your physician will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your surgical site and what to look out for. You will also receive medications to help with the pain and swelling. You can expect to go home the same day once the anesthesia has worn off and your surgeon clears you.
How much does Septoplasty cost?
Septoplasty procedure is offered as part of our insurance services here at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics. Surgery is typically covered by insurance providers, meaning that patients have to pay little to no out-of-pocket expenses to receive this treatment, contact us to schedule a private consultation. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for treatment and the amount of coverage you are eligible for. We accept many forms of payment and insurance, and also offer flexible financing options for our patients’ convenience.