About A Septoplasty
A septoplasty is a procedure commonly performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman to help correct breathing and cosmetic issues. If a patient is suffering from a deviated septum, when the cartilage and tissue that connects the nostril is displaced, then a septoplasty is often the appropriate next step. After meeting with the patient in a private consultation at WESTMED Group's Westchester County, NY office, Dr. Suzman can restore the deviation by correcting the crooked passageway and realigning the bone. Patients can expect to experience not only cosmetic improvements, but also easier breathing after the short procedure.
The best candidates for septoplasty surgery:
- Have a deviated or crooked septum caused by genetics, birth defect, or trauma
- Have breathing issues
- Suffer from snoring
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect
A septoplasty is generally an outpatient procedure and can be performed under general anesthesia or a lighter version (twilight sedation). This surgery requires no external incisions since the plastic surgeon will lift and separate the tissue that covers the septum. This allows the surgeon clear access to the various nasal structures. The damaged structures will be reshaped, while not affecting the overall shape of the nose. The internal incisions will be stitched close afterwards. The surgical process typically lasts 1 – 1.5 hours. In some cases, a septoplasty is performed in conjunction with turbinate reduction surgery, which affects proper nasal air flow. A septoplasty can also be combined with rhinoplasty surgery to correct cosmetic nasal issues.
"Excellent surgeon - Dr Suzman did a superb job on my facelift. He also did fat transfer, chemical peel and Botox. I love the way I look in the mirror thanks to Dr Suzman. He has a terrific, caring personality - he is wonderful! No problem getting appointments, no wait time. Office staff is wonderful. I could not be more pleased."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 30, 2019
"Dr. Suzman did my rhinoplasty and it was the best decision I have ever made. It was for both medical and cosmetic reasons. My nose is gorgeous, so natural. I had an amazing experience. Everyone was so kind and comforting going into it. Dr. Suzman was gentile I barely bruised. I highly recommend Dr. Suzman and his team !"- G.T. / Yelp / May 24, 2019
"Dr Suzman is amazing. I went to see him after a very bad cut from a mandolin. He did a skin graft and has been absolutely wonderful. Making me feel comfortable and continually reassuring through this entire process."- V.T. / Facebook / Apr 23, 2019
"I have to say Dr. Michael Suzman changed my life. Him and Heather are amazing. Not only did he listen to everything i wanted he gave me everything i wanted and it looks natural. I got a Rhinoplasty done and i waited years to convince myself to do it. When I met him he made me so comfortable and I didn't feel scared at all. He is definitely someone I am would recommend."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 14, 2019
"Wonderful plastic surgeon! - Dr. Suzman is highly professional, great personality and bed-side manner. Great results! highly recommend."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 02, 2019
Following septoplasty surgery, there’s little pain, discomfort, swelling, or bruising. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week. The patient should notice improved breathing soon after the surgery, which should continue to improve in the weeks and months following surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
Improve Your Breathing
A deviated septum can not only cause cosmetic insecurities, but it can also greatly affect the quality of your breathing, leaving you short of breath or suffering from excessive snoring. These issues can be remedied by a septoplasty procedure that realigns the nasal passages. If you are tired of suffering, then we encourage you to call our New York office today to schedule a consultation.