My Laser Assisted Septoplasty Was a Success (Photos Inside)
Many people think that the only reason you would get nose surgery is to alter the aesthetic appearance of your nose. This is because people often confuse a rhinoplasty, or surgery to fix the cosmetic appearance of your nose, with a septoplasty, which is used to correct underlying functional issues. I had breathing issues caused by a deviated septum. When your septum is deviated, the cartilage inside your nose is bent to one side and this impedes airflow. This was the problem I had with my nose.
My Septoplasty Consultation
Several months ago, my parents and I visited a clinic to consult with a plastic surgeon and have him look at my nose. The biggest concerns I had going into the consultation, were how long the healing process would be post-operatively. The surgeon told me he was using a newer technique called a laser assisted septoplasty. He said this technique resulted in less downtime than the traditional surgical procedures used to correct a deviated septum.
How much did my septoplasty cost?
My septoplasty surgery was covered by insurance and I did not have to pay anything other than a small co-pay.
What was the recovery from my septoplasty like?
My breathing improved immediately after my septoplasty. I did have a very small amount of swelling and even less bruising afterwards. It took about 2 weeks for my nose to be completely healed, but I had no problems during my recovery. However, I did have to be careful about preventing hard impacts to my nose and for this reason I needed to avoid some activities.
Final Opinion on My Septoplasty
I am happy I had a septoplasty because I can breathe so much better now. The surgery was well worth the two weeks of recovery!