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Septoplasty in Dallas and Plano

Septoplasty in Dallas and Plano

Septoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty designed to correct a deviated septum and help you breathe better. It is especially ideal for patients who have difficulty breathing due to a nasal obstruction, or who experience facial pain, nosebleeds, or certain sleep issues.

If you would like to learn more about septoplasty in Dallas or Plano, or about other nasal surgery options, we are your top destination. North Texas Plastic Surgery is staffed by highly skilled facial plastic surgeons and we are committed to helping improve your quality of life by expertly opening your breathing passages.

What is A Deviated Septum?

Your nostrils are separated by a thin wall which is anatomically known as the nasal septum. When it becomes deviated, the septum is not balanced in the center of the nose and instead it leans towards one side. As a result, one of the nasal passages is thinner than the other, and the nostrils can be obstructed, causing difficulty with breathing.

Fortunately, we can fix this issue with surgical intervention.

Do I Need Septoplasty?

If you have a deviated septum, a septoplasty in our Dallas, Plano, or Southlake in-office surgical facility may be the ideal treatment for you. Septoplasty may be the right choice if you have some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing due to a nasal obstruction
  • Facial pain, especially one-sided nasal pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Snoring or noisy breathing during sleep
  • You prefer sleeping on a certain side of your body

During your initial consultation for your septoplasty, our medical team will get to know you and may examine your septum  with an endoscope to determine if nasal surgery is the right step. If so, we can schedule an appointment for surgery and inform you of all the necessary pre-operative tasks and health precautions.

However, septoplasty is not always the recommended option for our patients. We will do our best to ensure that if septoplasty is not the recommended procedure, then we will find an alternative solution to meet your needs.

How Does a Septoplasty Work?

A septoplasty usually takes about 60 to 90 minutes, and it will be performed by one of our surgeons at our in-office surgical facility in Dallas, Southlake, or Plano.

The primary objective of the septoplasty is to correct and repair the nasal septum. Instead of creating an incision on the outside of your nose (like most rhinoplasties), the septoplasty will be done by working on the inside of your nostrils.

Through the nostrils, your surgeon will create a small incision to access the septum from the inside. Then, they will trim or straighten the bent cartilage that is causing the septum to be deviated. Once this is completed, the incision will be closed with a dissolvable suture. A bandage and splints may be used to structurally support your septum while it heals.

After a brief monitoring period, you will be cleared to return home later that day.

Rest and Recovery

Septoplasty is one of the less invasive nose surgeries and requires a shorter recovery time. While most patients are ready to completely resume normal activities after the three-week mark, your nose may take up to three months to fully heal from the septoplasty. You should refrain from blowing your nose or aggressively rubbing it, and should gently clean the inside using a q-tip.

During your initial consultation, we will provide you with personalized guidance on what to expect with your individual recovery period and when you can resume your typical activities. In general, you should expect to wait several weeks before returning to high-intensity exercise.

Benefits of Septoplasty

Septoplasty offers a variety of benefits for our patients in the Dallas-Plano area, including:

  • Corrects a deviated septum
  • Opens the nasal passages, helping you breathe easier
  • Dilates the nostrils, allowing for better airflow when sleeping, and can reduce snoring
  • Allows your sinuses to drain better, resulting in fewer sinus infections

Plastic surgery is not always about aesthetic improvement. It can also have a huge impact on your quality of life!

Breathe Easier by Getting a Septoplasty in Dallas or Southlake

Is your deviated septum causing discomfort or embarrassment? Ask one of our highly trained plastic surgeons to examine you and determine if it can be corrected. With multiple locations in the North Texas area, we are a trusted brand that cares about every patient who walks in the door. Reach out to our team and ask about getting a septoplasty in Dallas or Plano.

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