A Costa Mesa Septoplasty may be necessary when the nasal septum is crooked and thus impedes breathing. The septum is the bone and tissue that separates the two nostrils. It may be crooked for one of several reasons, including genetics or the result of an injury. In addition, the septum may initially be straight in young children but may grow crooked as they pass through the elementary and teenage years. A Costa Mesa septoplasty should be performed after the nose has finished growing. This is usually the case by the late teen years and into adulthood.
A Costa Mesa Septoplasty does not normally change the look of the face. Rather, it is more often performed for medical reasons, and therefore is often paid for by health insurance companies. Many patients have documented medical concerns related to a deviated septum; these often include difficulty breathing, snoring and sleep apnea that can severely impede healthy sleep patterns in Costa Mesa.
Dr. Tavoussi can address any of these concerns at his Newport Beach office of OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. He realizes that all of these concerns are valid and that his patients want to be able to live a comfortable life free from concerns with breathing. At an initial consultation, Dr. Tavoussi will speak with Costa Mesa patients about the problems they are having and will evaluate the nose and septum. He may use a thin tube called an endoscope to do this. If he determines that a septoplasty is necessary, the procedure will be performed at Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center, which serves all of Orange County.
Costa Mesa patients will have some pain and swelling following the procedure and may even feel as if they have a stuffy nose similar to having a cold. However, within the first few days post-operatively, these concerns will begin to abate, and Costa Mesa patients will be able to return to their everyday lives within a week. Dr. Tavoussi will address any further concerns at a follow-up appointment scheduled a few days following the surgery.