Deviated Septum Repair, or Septoplasty

Many people are born with a deviated septum, which may or may not cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. In addition to genetics, birth trauma or physical injury can also cause or exacerbate a deviated septum. Septum malfunction can disrupt airflow, causing snoring, difficulty breathing, and, in some cases, an aesthetically unwanted appearance, such as a crooked nose. At the Klausner Institute, our deviated septum repair in New York City and Manhattan, or septoplasty, straightens the nasal septum, thus addressing both cosmetic and functional issues. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is a top NYC expert in rhinoplasty, including deviated septum repair.

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Septoplasty: Repairing Your Breathing for a Better Life

A deviated septum can causes difficulty breathing and impacts your quality of life. A septoplasty can clear your airway, allowing you to breathe easier and ultimately live life to the fullest. Patients work with Dr. Klausner for the following benefits:

  • Experience: Dr. Klausner has performed countless successful procedures and has the expertise necessary to provide the best possible results.
  • Custom treatment plans: We work with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals.
  • Improved breathing: A septoplasty makes everyday activities easier and reduces fatigue caused by difficulty breathing.

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Who Should Consider Septoplasty?

Some people undergo a septoplasty in New York City and Manhattan solely to correct breathing problems; they are happy with the appearance of their nose and to leave it intact. Other septoplasty patients wish to change the shapes of their noses, which is easily accomplished at the same time as the septoplasty. The procedure can also be performed with turbinates—swelling on the outer walls of the nasal cavities. Turbinates exist to help moisturize, filter, and warm incoming air, but swollen turbinates can cause breathing issues. Often, if you have a crooked septum, you may also experience turbinate hypertrophy, which can be addressed in conjunction with your septoplasty.

Dr. Klausner is well-versed in correcting all of these issues and more. As an NYC expert in facial aesthetic medicine, she is renowned for helping her patients achieve their best selves while maintaining a natural appearance. In addition to specializing in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Klausner is board-certified in otolaryngology-, or head and neck surgery. Like other surgical procedures that address an internal 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.

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Septoplasty: The Consultation With Dr. Klausner

During a private consultation in her welcoming, modern, and professional office 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 your questions and concerns, and review your before-and-after photos with you. Because a septoplasty addresses medical problems, such as obstructed breathing, insurance often covers this type of surgery. If you want to learn more about septum repair, contact the Klausner Institute in Manhattan today.

How long is recovery after deviated septum repair surgery?

Deviated septum repair surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after your surgery. Some swelling is normal and typically subsides after about three days, with most patients able to return to their daily activities after 2-3 weeks. Full recovery can take between 1-3 months for most patients.

Is deviated septum repair surgery safe?

Any surgery carries some 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, 95% or higher success rates 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 general anesthesia is preferred for most patients, 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 deviated septum repair?

Many insurance providers will cover the cost of deviated septum repair surgery as it serves a necessary and functional purpose: your ability to breathe better.

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Deviated Septum Repair Frequently Asked Questions

Any remaining questions you may find below. If you still have questions, please contact us—we are always happy to talk about all things rhinoplasty and septoplasty.

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