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.
"Highly recommend ! Very happy patient. - Dr Suzman and his team are the absolute best! He is caring and patient and makes the plastic surgery process stress free. The results are more than I could have hoped for. Highly recommend! My procedure included lift, implant, and lipo and after 6 weeks of recovery so far, I couldn’t be happier. The office location is convenient, hours are flexible so you can have apts before work, all staff i..."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 30, 2018
"Amazing doctor and so nice"- B.P. / Healthgrades / Jun 05, 2018
"Great doctor - Excellent doctor, so nice and did a fantastic job on removing my basil cell cancer. The wind was very deep and did not look like it was going to heal well but now you can hardly tell that there was anything done and it is only three months later."- B. / RealSelf / Jun 04, 2018
"He performed my procedure a little over a year ago and I'm fully satisfied with my overall results . I have recommended him to my colleagues and friends . He has excellent bedside manners and his staff is great ."- E.A. / Yelp / May 21, 2018
"I never had surgery before, so I was extremely nervous to have a breast reduction. I was also worried about my recovery. Dr Suzman, Heather, and the rest of the staff were extremely caring and assured me everything was going to be ok. Everything wasn’t just ok it was amazing! My reduction was everything I wanted and more and I was able to recover quickly and enjoy the rest of my summer! I highly recommend Dr Suzman for he has forever changed my life for the better. Thank you!?"- D.J. / Facebook / Jan 10, 2018
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.
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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.