Before beginning the procedure, patients are prepped and placed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Linville will reposition or remove targeted amounts of bone and cartilage. This is done through small incisions in the nose. Once the nasal structure is straight, he will place splints and gauze to help heal the nasal passageway. From start to finish, the whole thing typically takes around one hour to complete.
It is performed as an outpatient procedure. Still, you will require a ride home after surgery. Also, we recommend that patients do not drive at all until the next day. Let the anesthesia fully wear off to be safe. Besides, resting is your best path of action during this time.
As mentioned above, septoplasty doesn’t result in cosmetic changes. If patients would like to address any aesthetic changes, they can couple this procedure with others.
We recommend either a rhinoplasty or a non-surgical nose job. Just keep in mind that additional procedures will affect recovery and downtime.