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Improve your breathing and enhance your quality of life with Septoplasty, Deviated Septum Surgery.
About 70 to 80 percent of us have a septal deviation within our noses that would be noticeable to a physician. In many of us, the condition doesn’t cause any symptoms, or symptoms are so minor that no treatment is required. But for some patients, a deviated septum is moderate to severe and can result in nasal obstruction. Septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, can be diagnosed at our Vadnais Heights, Eagan & Woodbury clinics. Surgery to correct this condition and restore efficient and clear breathing to patients is performed at our Midwest Surgery Clinic.
What is a Septoplasty?
Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten the nasal septum, the partition between the two nasal cavities. Ideally, the septum should run down the center of the nose. When it deviates into one of the cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. Often, the inferior turbinate on the opposite side enlarges, which is termed compensatory hypertrophy. Deviations of the septum can lead to nasal obstruction and, in turn, cause difficulty in breathing for patients and an alteration to voice.
After a thorough consultation with one of our physicians, a septoplasty surgery to correct a severely deviated septum may be recommended. The purpose of septoplasty surgery is to open the nasal airway and improve breathing. During the surgery, deformed septal cartilage and bone are removed or realigned. The surgery is performed within the nose and there are typically no external incisions.
Septoplasty usually involves excision and realignment of a portion of the bone and/or cartilage in the nasal cavity. Under general anesthesia, your surgeon works through the nostrils, making an incision in the lining of the septum to reach the cartilage targeted in the operation. Sufficient cartilage is preserved for structural support. After the septum is straightened, it may then be stabilized temporarily with small plastic tubes, splints, or sutures internally. In some cases, your surgeon may recommend a rhinoplasty performed in tandem with your septoplasty for cosmetic correction of any deformities of the external nasal framework.
- Deviated Septum
- Obstructed airflow due to a Deviated Septum
- Deviated Septum as a result of a broken nose
- Deviated Septum as a result of deformity
- Improved airflow and breathing
- Straightening of nose
- Improved voice quality
Recovery and Results
Typical time to complete a Septoplasty procedure is 60-90 minutes. Your recovery time could be up to several weeks. This downtime may be extended if your procedure is done with a rhinoplasty. You and your surgeon will discuss at length which treatment options and combinations are best for your optimal outcome both functionally and cosmetically.
Learn More with a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about Vadnais Heights, Eagan & Woodbury Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Surgery)? Schedule a consultation with our staff to find out if it is right for you.
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I have been going to Midwest Facial for over 20 years. Everyone I have ever met with there has been very professional, friendly and seemed to have my best interest at heart. This is also a fun group of people which makes going there a pleasure. I highly recommend.
DR. GRIFFIN IS THE G.O.A.T. He is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and tactful when giving recommendations. Excellent bedside manner. Definitely helped improve my condition and restore my confidence. I am so happy with my results. The staff from the nurse to front desk person were kind, courteous and professional. 10/10 I highly recommend going to this clinic.
Dr. Tolan and the entire staff at Midwest Facial and Plastic Surgery have helped me so much. I am so fortunate to have been treated by him... The entire experience has been so wonderful I don't know why I waited so long?
I have been a client of Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery for around a decade. The staff is so friendly and courteous. My treatments have exceeded my expectations and family/friends are complimenting me on how healthy my skin looks.
Every single person I met during my visit was warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. I felt like I was their most important patient of the day even though they had a full schedule. I left my appointment with a full understanding of my options and next steps.
Dr. Farhood made me very comfortable with the procedure from the beginning to the end… He truly cares about us people! He is very confident in his work and that says a lot.
Before + After Results
View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.