If medications don’t work to help ease symptoms, Dr. Gould can perform a procedure called a septoplasty.
Septoplasty, or septal reconstruction, is a procedure meant to straighten the deviated cartilage within the septum. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 25 – 45 minutes. Septoplasty is performed entirely through the nose, and leave no external scars or bruising after the surgery.
Patients generally need to remain home from work for five to seven days after the surgery. For patients who work from home or do mostly deskwork, it is normal to return to work within three or four days.
Patients usually notice a significant improvement in their breathing after surgery. Symptoms such as snoring, chronic nosebleeds, and headaches are significantly reduced.
To learn more about how septoplasty might be helpful for you, please contact us.