We at OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California, pride ourselves in the professional and safe way that we handle all types of septoplasty and in the excellent recovery times and overall satisfaction enjoyed by our patients. Our patients come from all around the Orange County area, including Mission Viejo, to enjoy our services. We believe that choosing us for a septoplasty ensures that individuals will enjoy unparalleled results from our double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi.
Mission Viejo Septoplasty Procedure
Dr. Tavoussi makes it his priority to practice only the latest cosmetic surgery techniques and ensures that he stays up-to-date on procedure techniques and recovery recommendations by remaining active on several cosmetic surgeon entities, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Because he has worked with patients of all nationalities, he is familiar with numerous bone structures and can provide an excellently performed Mission Viejo septoplasty on anyone.
Our surgeon uses the facilities at the esteemed Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center located in nearby Huntington Beach for septoplasties. Most are done under general anesthesia using the experienced anesthetists at this facility, but some smaller Mission Viejo procedures may require only local anesthesia. During the surgery, the doctor will make incisions through one or both nostrils to access the septum and cut the mucous membranes, cartilage and underlying tissues enough to move them into their proper locations.
Following the Mission Viejo septoplasty, skilled ACLS-certified nurses will recover each patient until he or she is ready to go home that same day. While there may be some pain for the first few days following the septoplasty, this can be controlled using medication prescribed by the doctor. Patients will also have stuffy noses for a while and may have bruising and minor bleeding around the affected site.
Recovery after Mission Viejo Septoplasty
A septoplasty usually leads to remarkably good results. However, some patients may experience their septums returning to their original locations because cartilage has the tendency to move and reshape itself over months or years. In some cases, a second septoplasty may be needed. The amount of symptom improvement following a septoplasty varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s own unique healing process. Most will find that their nasal stuffiness and breathing has improved following recovery. Those who experienced headaches, bloody noses or sleep apnea due to a deviated septum will most likely find that these conditions have resolved themselves within a few months as well.