Newport Beach Septoplasty is a procedure that can straighten the septum, which is located inside the nose between the two nostrils. Although this may be addressed for cosmetic reasons, most times this procedure is done to correct a medical problem. People who have a crooked or malformed septum may find that they have difficulty breathing and may snore or have sleep apnea, which can affect their health. The good news is that in the case of a documented health problem, health insurance normally covers the cost of the Newport Beach surgery.
Patients who have undergone a Newport Beach Septoplasty will want to plan on staying at home for about a week to recover. They will initially have some pain and swelling. Dr. Tavoussi will prescribe medication to relieve some of the pain. He may also recommend using a cold compress for swelling and keeping the head elevated. If he has placed any plastic tubes or other materials in the nose, he will remove them at the first follow-up appointment at his Newport Beach office of OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. Patients may feel as if they have a headache or a stuffy nose following surgery. This is perfectly normal.