Dr. Hootan Daneshmand

Deviated Septum - Bakersfield, CA

Rhinoplasty Surgery: Correcting a Deviated Septum

The commonly occurring problem of a deviated septum can be treated with a rhinoplasty. After Dr. Daneshmand diagnoses the exact nature and extent of your deviated septum, he can develop an individualized surgical plan to address it. 

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand, provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Bakersfield and Orange County, California. 

The septum bifurcates the nasal cavity into two narrow airways that taper down from the upper part of the nose, where it connects, to the nostrils. Consisting of many sections of cartilage and bones, the septum's lower portion lies on the anterior nasal spine. This is a supportive bone that can be felt in the region where the nose links to the upper lip. 

A deviated septum is the development or movement of the septum to one side of the nasal cavity instead of separating it into two identical airways. 

Dr. Hootan will remodel the bony upper portions of the septum located on top of the nose or the cartilage located in the lower part. The septum can also move off the anterior spine. This is known as a caudal septal deviation. 

Certain individuals have a deviated septum since birth, while others develop it because of a nasal injury. Either way, a deviated septum can lead to breathing issues. 

A deviated septum can only be addressed with rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. 

A septoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure typically takes between 30-90 minutes. The actual time taken for the procedure varies according to the complexity of your deviated septum. Dr. Hootan will discuss with you whether he'll use a local or general anesthesia.

Septoplasty is an outpatient procedure, unless a serious complication occurs. Therefore, you can go home on the day of the procedure, itself. You'll experience some pain and inflammation in the nose, which will be packed with cotton to prevent bleeding. The cotton will be removed within one or two days following the surgery. 

Septoplasties are common in the United States. This surgery is typically recommended by doctors once the less invasive treatments for nasal blockages are ruled out. 

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the national average cost for a septoplasty is over $10,000. 

Certain variables exist that can affect the total cost of an individual's surgery. One of the main variable is your insurance provider. 

Most insurance providers cover the cost of a septoplasty, especially when it's done to correct a medical issue. Despite insurance costs, patients may incur costs, such as copay.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Deviated Septum

If you’re experiencing breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum, it may be time to consider either isolated septoplasty or complete septorhinoplasty surgery. Minor downtime is required for this procedure, and most patients go home on the same day.

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand is well-versed in the septoplasty component of rhinoplasty surgery. Having performed countless rhinoplasty surgeries, you can be assured you’re in the best hands in California when you come to our practice!

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