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If medications don't work to help ease symptoms, then Dr. Atkins 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 brusing after the surgery.
Septal Surgery can be performed on patients of all ages. Dr. Atkins has performed this surgery on children as young as eight years old, and on adults as old as 79.
Patients generally needs to remain home from work for five to seven days after the surgery. For patients who work from home or do mostly desk work, it is normal to return to work within three or four days.
Although Dr. Atkins will always schedule one office visit the week after the surgery, most patients do not require any follow-up beyond this point.
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.