Rhinoplasty for deviated septum is something many Charlotte, NC residents have or think about having. A deviated septum occurs in naturally in many people, but some have a more severe deviation than others. Some people don’t notice it and never need to have surgery to correct it. Others may have a nose that looks crooked or their deviation makes it difficult to breath normally. 

A deviated septum can occur as a result of an injury. Taking a ball or hit to the face can break your nose and cause a deviated septum. Accidents in which facial trauma is sustained can also cause this issue in people. 

A rhinoplasty can straighten out the deviated septum

If you have a deviated septum that is having a negative impact on your life, rhinoplasty for a deviated septum may be an option for you. Most often rhinoplasties are associated with people having them for cosmetic reasons. However, a surgeon may also perform a nose job to straighten out a deviated septum. This can offer major relief to patients.

To prepare for a rhinoplasty for a deviated septum, you and your surgeon will discuss the issue you’re having and what you want to accomplish with the surgery. They’ll then examine your nose. This may require an x-rays, so they can see what they’ll need to do to correct the problem. 

Recovery can take a few weeks to a month

When you have a rhinoplasty for a deviated septum, you’ll be excited to see results and finally be able to breath better. But, you won’t be able to see your results immediately after surgery. Instead, you’ll see bruising and swelling not just on your nose, but your entire face. After a week or so of icing your face and keeping your head elevated, the bruises and swelling will fade. After this, you’ll start to see your new nose. It can take up to a year for your nose to completely heal after surgery. You could see results before then as well. 

Insurance may cover part of all of the surgery

Though most insurance companies won’t cover a nose job for cosmetic reasons, if you have a rhinoplasty for a deviated septum, they may. Since this is a medical issue, insurance might include it as a covered services. However, it is still important you contact your insurance provider to see if they cover it. In addition, find out how much they cover. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Charlotte, NC residents who need a rhinoplasty for a deviated septum should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. He also has vast experience performing nose jobs and revision rhinoplasty procedures. Contact his office to learn more.