How much does it cost for a septoplasty?
When it causes bothersome stuffiness or difficulty breathing, it can be corrected by a surgery called a septoplasty. A septoplasty can cost anywhere from $5,152 to $12,633. The bone and cartilage that divides the nose into two nostrils is called a septum.
Is septoplasty a permanent fix?
While treating the symptoms of a deviated septum can bring temporary relief, a septoplasty is the only permanent solution. Some people may experience only mild symptoms, whereas others can have more serious health problems such as constant nosebleeds, sinus infections and even facial pain.
What is the best age for septoplasty?
Unless the symptoms are very severe, septoplasty is usually not indicated in a child that is still growing, as the septum contains the “growth center” of the nose. Therefore, septoplasty is more commonly performed in adolescence or adulthood (at least 16 years of age in girls and 17 to 18 years of age in boys).
How successful is septoplasty surgery?
What are the success rates of septoplasty? Septoplasty is a common procedure with high success rates and low complication rates. Resolution of nasal obstruction and nasal congestion should be expected in over 95% of cases when an experienced surgeon is involved. With such high success rates, revision surgery is rare.
Is a septoplasty painful?
pain: The pain following a septoplasty is typically mild to moderate and generally feels like a sinus infection, with distribution across the cheeks, upper teeth, around the eyes, or in the forehead. Narcotic pain meds are prescribed, and are usually taken by the patient during the first few days.
Is septoplasty a minor surgery?
In severe cases, doctors may recommend septoplasty, a minor surgical procedure to correct the deviated septum. In the surgery, the doctor straightens and pulls the septum back to its original place.
Can I get septoplasty at 14?
Septal surgery in children is generally delayed until the age of 16 years or more due to concerns around the facial growth. In addition, surgeons are often in a dilemma regarding how successful septal surgery would be when performed in children and adolescents.
Do they break your nose for septoplasty?
The nose is not broken during surgery. The operation takes between 30 and 90 minutes. Afterward, the doctor may insert splints or soft packing to hold nasal tissue in place, prevent nosebleeds and prevent the formation of scar tissue.
Can septoplasty be done in office?
Septoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which means it can be performed conveniently right in our office. Most procedures take between 45 minutes to one hour.