Septoplasty in Long Island, NY
If you have a deviated septum, septoplasty may help resolve the problem. For residents in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), offers septoplasty to correct a deviated septum.
What is Septoplasty?
The septum is a feature inside your nose that separates the airway into two equal halves. Each half receives air through the individual nostrils. Having a deviated septum means that the septum is either off-center or it has an abnormality that obstructs the airway. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects these issues with the septum to improve airflow so that it is consistent and equal through each side of the nasal passage.
Benefits of Septoplasty
After having septoplasty, you may notice:
- Easier breathing
- Better sleep
- Improved stamina and energy
- Less congestion
- Equal intake of air through the nostrils
Am I a Candidate for Septoplasty?
You may be a candidate for septoplasty if you have one or more of the following symptoms coupled with an abnormality of the septum identified during a physical examination or imaging test:
- Strain when inhaling through the nose
- Sleep apnea
- Poor sleep
- Frequent bleeding or crusting of the nose
- Reduced energy or stamina
Dr. Park determines if septoplasty is the best option for you during the consultation.
What to Expect from Septoplasty
The approach used by Dr. Park for your septoplasty depends on the nature of your deviated septum. In general, septoplasty is performed by repositioning, grafting and trimming bone and cartilage. The surgery may require local or general anesthesia. After the surgery, Dr. Park may insert a splint into each nostril to hold the tissues in place. You may also have a dressing on the nose to control bleeding.
In order for your nose to heal properly, you will need to take precautions to prevent any damage or injuries to the nose. Sleep with your head elevated, and do not blow your nose. You should also wear button-up shirts to avoid pulling shirts over your head. Swelling and bleeding are common after septoplasty. Dr. Park may prescribe pain medications and recommend ways to minimize the swelling. You may also have bruising around the nose and eyes.
How Much Does Septoplasty Cost in Long Island, NY?
Septoplasty may be covered by your medical insurance, and we will review your coverage after the consultation appointment. For your portion of the cost, we accept payment by cash, checks and major credit cards.
A deviated septum interferes with your sleep and breathing. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum and help you breathe better. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and would like more information about septoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eunice E. Park.