Septoplasty and Nasal Breathing
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the central wall between the right and left nasal passages. The septum is made of cartilage in front and is made of bone in back. Dr. Paul is a dual board certified ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is able to improve the septum independently, but often will perform septoplasty at the same time as rhinoplasty.book your consultation
As a dual trained ENT (Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Paul is an expert at improving your internal nose. The most common concerns that patients ask for help with include nasal obstruction to breathing, sinus disease, pressure or pain in the nose, bleeding from the nose (epistaxis), and changes in smell.
Dr. Paul has significant expertise in septoplasty and performs:
- standard internal septoplasty
- endoscopic minimally invasive septoplasty
- caudal septoplasty
- open septoplasty
- extra-corporeal septoplasty
Dr. Paul is an expert and reducing hypertrophy of the turbinates, which can contribute to nasal obstruction. Dr. Paul performs:
- Coblation of the turbinates
- Turbinate reduction
- Turbinate out-fracture
To help your breathing, Dr. Paul has a mastery of internal and external nasal valve repair.
Prior to the procedure, you will have a consult with Dr. Paul, who will evaluate your septum and nasal airway. Each patient will have a medical clearacne prior to septoplasty. Septoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. At the conclusion of the procedure, you are able to return home. Dr. Paul does not routinely using any nasal packing. Patients are resting at home and all sutures dissolve. Patients are returning to work at 7 days after the procedure. Additional details will be discussed during your consultation and pre-operative visit in the office.
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