- Difficulty breathing through one or both sides of your nose.
Note: Septoplasty is often covered by insurance.
Dr. Marotta performs all nasal surgery under deep sedation. A septoplasty typically takes about half an hour. All incisions are made inside of the nose. The deviated portions of cartilage are removed and breathing restored.
Post-operatively, our instructions call for head of bed elevation and limited activity. A gauze bandage under the nose is all the dressing that is required. Patients generally experience very little pain with nose surgery and require only occasional prescription oral pain medicine. Most patients return to work in a week with no visible signs of having had surgery.