Deviated Septum Surgery
A deviated septum can occur from trauma or a congenital defect when the inside of the nose doesn’t attach to the palate. This issue causes an asymmetrical appearance that may be visible externally, as well as breathing issues and an increase in susceptibility to colds. Dr. Erez Dayan performs deviated septum surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV.
The ideal septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, seeks to correct both the aesthetic component of the problem as well as the functional aspect. The nasal septum supports the columella. When this structure is crooked or malformed, the support is weakened, causing blockages that can impact breathing as well as a collapsed or crooked nasal bridge.
This condition can result in one nostril being larger than the other, a huge dip in the bridge of the nose or a bent nose. The tissues and cartilage must be resected and restructured to allow a clear airway while reshaping the outer structure of the nose for a natural appearance. Dr. Dayan can perform this delicate surgery to correct this condition so his patients can live a better-quality life.
Reno/Lake Tahoe Septoplasty
Septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, generally takes about two hours under general anesthesia. Patients typically go home the same day with advanced pain treatment to help keep them comfortable. Dr. Dayan will schedule a follow-up visit and remove stitches in about five days, with complete recovery taking 10 days to two weeks. By then, swelling should have subsided, and complete results can be observed.
Dr. Dayan is a highly-skilled cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who received his medical training at two of the most prestigious medical training facilities in the world. He has written and published frequently on advanced plastic surgery techniques and is a sought-after investigator and researcher for major aesthetic device manufacturing companies.
If you need surgery to correct a deviated septum in Reno or Lake Tahoe, contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute and schedule a septoplasty consultation with Dr. Dayan.