At OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, we pride ourselves on our high patient satisfaction no matter what procedure is being performed. A Laguna Beach septoplasty may be just what is needed to correct a misaligned nasal septum, providing a better-shaped nose and decreasing negative side effects. Our office, which serves all areas of Orange County, has a welcoming atmosphere and kind, helpful staff who will walk patients through each step of the process.
Laguna Beach Septoplasty Procedure
Dr. Tavoussi will want to meet with the individual to determine if a septoplasty is needed. While nearly all people in Laguna Beach have slightly deviated septums, only some have septums that are poorly enough aligned to require surgery. During this consultation, the doctor will provide information and answer questions about the procedure. For example, he will be able to describe the steps he will be taking and how the individual’s face will appear after the nose has healed.
A Laguna Beach septoplasty lasts approximately an hour although more detailed procedures may last up to an hour and a half. It may be combined with a turbinectomy, which involves the bones to which the nasal tissues are attached, or it may be performed alone and only involve the mucous membranes, cartilage, and underlying tissues. Depending on the extent of the procedure, it may be performed using general or local anesthesia. However, because it is a same-day procedure, patients will be able to spend the night at home before seeing Dr. Tavoussi in the clinic within the next day or two.
Some may feel that they will not be able to afford a Laguna Beach septoplasty. However, many insurance plans cover the procedure, particularly if it is done for medical rather than cosmetic reasons. In addition, we offer payment plans to help patients afford the septoplasty while staying within their budgets.
Recovery Plan for Laguna Beach Septoplasty
Overall, a septoplasty is not a difficult procedure. Most feel they can return to work within a week. The doctor will recommend a restful schedule initially and will also prescribe some medication after the procedure to combat post-operative pain. Laguna Beach patients will need to be careful not to stress their noses by blowing them, bumping them, pulling clothing over them or engaging in strenuous activity. It is also important to note that cartilage can take up to a year to assume its permanent shape following surgical activity. Therefore, patients may need to wait before negative symptoms fully resolve.