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Septoplasty in Cleveland, OH
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Choosing a Septoplasty or Rhinoplasty Specialist in Cleveland, OH
Those considering functional rhinoplasty or septoplasty (or septorhinoplasty) should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Brian Harmych is double board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is one of the only fellowship-trained and board-certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the Northeast Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio area.
Impaired nasal breathing, or nasal obstruction, can be quite troublesome to quality of life. Abnormalities of the bone and cartilage of the nose may be inherited, congenital, or caused by trauma and prior surgery and often impair nasal airflow and nasal breathing. This problem may be exacerbated by the presence of other nasal and sinus problems such as a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, or nasal allergies. Patients often seek consultation with a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to improve their nasal breathing. Occasionally those undergoing surgery to improve nasal breathing desire to improve the appearance of the nose at the same time.
Who is a Candidate for Functional Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty (Septorhinoplasty) Surgery?
Healthy people, with appropriate expectations, seeking relief from nasal obstruction caused by a deformity of the bone and cartilage framework of the nose may be excellent candidates for functional rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, or septoplasty.
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How is Functional Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty Surgery Performed?
Rhinoplasty and septoplasty is performed with general anesthesia. Small incisions, hidden under the nasal tip and within the nose, are used. These structures are carefully adjusted to achieve the desired function and, in some cases, appearance of the nose. As each nose is unique in both appearance and function, the septoplasty and functional rhinoplasty procedures and techniques are individualized. Sutures are used to close the incisions and a small external splint is placed. Nasal packing is usually not necessary.
What is the Recovery Time for Functional Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty Surgery?
Septorhinoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. Prescription pain medicine is usually required for about 3 days. Bruising and swelling last about 7 to 10 days. Activity is restricted for 2 weeks. A splint over the bridge of the nose and a few small sutures near the nostril opening are removed one week after surgery and most patients are able to return to their occupational and social activities at that time. Patients undergoing a septoplasty without functional rhinoplasty should anticipate a much milder recovery with return to full activity in one week.
Where should I go for Septoplasty Surgery in northeast Ohio?
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if septoplasty surgery is a good option for you.
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122