A deviated septum can significantly affect one’s quality of life. Not only can it reduce airflow, it can also cause nasal congestion, frequent nosebleeds, facial pain, headaches, and snoring. A septoplasty procedure in Seattle, Washington can help to correct these issues.
What is a Septoplasty?
A septoplasty is a procedure done to treat a deviated septum. A deviated septum refers to a condition where the bone and cartilage that run down the center of the nose is crooked or off-center. A septoplasty can straighten this cartilage, resulting in easier breathing.
During this procedure, Dr. Partington will create an incision down one side of the nose for access to the septum. The deviated septum is then straightened. It may be necessary to create incisions into the nasal bones to reposition them. A small incision between the nostrils may also be needed.
Following a septoplasty, patients may experience swelling and discomfort, which can be controlled with medication. The nose may be packed with cotton to control bleeding, which can be removed after two days. Physical activities should be limited for a couple of weeks, as this can increase bleeding. Six weeks post-op, nasal tissues should be relatively stable. However, full results can take up to a year to appear, as the nose must fully settle into its new form.
Septoplasty surgery cost runs between $4,000-$7,000, depending on the invasiveness of the surgery. This procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes, and is performed in Partington Plastic Surgery Center with Dr. Partington. We understand that financing is a concern for many people and an important part of the decision-making process. We offer several options for financing and will work with you on a financial plan that best suits your needs.
Our office accepts a range of financing options including: