Florida Septoplasty surgeon, Brandon Lambiris MD, has a thorough understanding of the complexities of nasal anatomy, ensuring the precise correction of issues such as a blocked airway due to septum deviation or chronic turbinate swelling.
Dr. Lambiris strives to deliver the best septoplasty Sarasota has to offer. With his Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction operations, he can surgically correct the obstruction and improve his patients’ quality of life at his private plastic surgical practice in Southwest Florida.
A crooked septum is commonly known as a deviated septum. Septum deviation can make it difficult to breathe through the nose as well as increase the likelihood of chronic sinus infections. Septoplasty is a medically necessary surgical procedure that is performed by a plastic surgeon to straighten the nasal bones and cartilage that divides the nostrils, also known as the septum.
A septoplasty offers long-lasting relief for chronic concerns related to a
deviated septum such as:
During septoplasty, Dr. Lambiris straightens the crooked cartilage and bones that make up the septum. He accesses these structures by first lifting the mucosa that lines the septum so he can reshape the cartilage and bones beneath it as needed. A portion of these tissues may need to be resected. He then lies the mucosa back down and closes the incisions, which are hidden inside the nasal passage.
The lateral nasal passage contains three long, thin bones known as nasal turbinates that are lined with mucosa. In some patients, a deviated nasal septum or allergies result in chronic turbinate swelling that disrupts airflow while breathing. A turbinate reduction may be suggested if the septum is normal and there is only inflammation of the turbinates. Dr. Lambiris finds that performing turbinate surgery at the same time as septoplasty delivers the best outcome in cases of a narrow lateral nasal passage along with septum deviation. During inferior turbinate reduction, he trims a portion of the lower turbinates to alleviate these symptoms.
Dr. Lambiris may perform a nasal endoscopy to diagnose the underlying cause of the nasal obstruction. The ideal candidate is a healthy nonsmoker who struggles with the effects of a deviated septum or narrow nasal passage whether due to genetics, allergies, or injury.
Certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and bleeding disorders may preclude some individuals from having surgery. If you are concerned about the aesthetic appearance of your nose, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty instead. Rhinoplasty and septoplasty can be combined into a single procedure for those who need it.
Nasal drainage, a stuffy nose, blood spots, and aching are the most commonly reported after-effects. For most of our Sarasota septoplasty patients, these tend to be mild and resolve in the first one to two weeks. Dr. Lambiris prescribes analgesics for a more comfortable recovery. He may advise the use of saline spray or nasal irrigation to facilitate proper healing.
More than 95% of patients report improved breathing and reduced nasal congestion after septoplasty. The overall success rate for turbinate surgery is approximately 82% one-month post-op.
To find out if septoplasty is right for you, book your consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today by calling (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page. Dr. Lambiris is a trusted plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.
The national average cost of septoplasty is approximately $6,575. You may pay more or less than the national average. If your septoplasty takes place alongside cosmetic nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), you are likely to pay more.
The good news is most insurance plans cover septoplasty as it is considered a medically necessary procedure. You may still be responsible for paying deductibles, co-pays, and related out-of-pocket expenses. Check with our expert staff to see if we are currently accepting insurance for this procedure.
Septoplasty does not cosmetically improve the appearance of your nose unless it is paired with rhinoplasty.
While these procedures are related, they serve different purposes. Rhinoplasty is a cosmic nose shaping procedure that enhances the size and/or shape of the nose, while septoplasty focuses on addressing breathing problems related to a crooked septum. Dr. Lambiris offers both procedures. In most cases, he can perform septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time if needed.
In some cases, part of the reduced turbinate may regrow and require a secondary surgery.
Turbinate swelling has many possible causes, mainly related to allergies or chronic colds. Prolonged use of nasal decongestants can irritate the turbinates in some people, leading to swelling that may impede airflow during normal breathing.
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