I was wondering if Septoplasty would be the best procedure for repairing a deviated septum? Or if a broken nose would require a combination of Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty to be repaired. Plus, approximately how much Septoplasty costs in the United States?
Is Septoplasty a Better Surgery to Repair Deviated Septum?
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Septoplasty or Septorhinoplasty and cost?
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Septoplasty for broken nose
If your nose look OK and you just can't breathe well then a septoplasty is typically what you need. If your nose is crooked then you typically also need a rhinoplasty
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Treatment of deviated septum
This is a great question.
Without an examination it is difficult to say. If your nasal bones are straight and only the septum is deviated, then in most cases only a septoplasty will suffice.
If the nasal bone is deviated as well, then the bone needs to be broken and repositioned with the septum.
This is a generalization and each patient is different.
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Septoplasty vs Rhinoplasty
It is difficult to determine exactly what your needs are without seeing additional photos and/or performing an examination. You can fix a deviated septum without performing rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty may be necessary depending on what type of trauma you experienced and your individual circumstances. If you wish, you may send any photos to my office and I would be happy to evaluate them for you.
Cost for a septoplasty only can range from $3500 to $6500. It is possible for insurance to cover all or part of this depending on the issues you are experiencing and what insurance you carry. They may cover a functional portion of the rhinoplasty as well. Thank you and best of luck.
Septoplasty or Rhinoplasty
It depend on what you are repairing.
If the problem is ONLY deviated septum and Breathing problems, and nothing with the nose, then a septoplasty is enough.
If your problem involves the crocked nose and want to repair then septo-rhinoplasty.
Septoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty / Septoplasty
If the only defect to be corrected is the septum - the only operation required is a Septoplasty. But, if your nose requires a septum correction AND any corrective or cosmetic surgery of the nose, them you would require from BOTH a Septo-rhinoplasty. Prices for this procedure vary widely in different parts of the country.
Dr. P. Aldea
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