A Temecula septoplasty is one of those cosmetic surgery procedures that may be done for medical necessity. This is because a centered septum is imperative for good breathing, sinus drainage, and healthy sleep patterns. Keep in mind that this is different from the rhinoplasty, which is often performed to give you a more traditionally-shaped nose.
A septoplasty does not leave visible scars, making it an easy choice for people who may be concerned with their looks following surgery. However, with this one simple procedure, patients can breathe easier and find themselves free of those constant sinus infections that once plagued them.
However, when the septum is in the wrong place, it can block the drainage of the mucus, leading to chronic sinus infections and long-lasting symptoms of discomfort. Without a Temecula septoplasty, these symptoms may continue for months or years. This can lead to chronic infections, post-nasal drip, voice changes, snoring and chronic headaches. Therefore, a Temecula septoplasty is often covered by your insurance when it is ordered to treat a chronic physical condition.
This surgery is done either under general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and IV sedation depending on Dr. Tavoussi’s wishes. You will come to Pacifica Outpatient Medical Center on the day of surgery and be discharged home that same day. The entire procedure should only take approximately an hour.