14 year-old with crooked nose. Born 4 months premature. Do I have a deviated septum and is surgery covered by insurance?
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Do I have a deviated septum?
It is not possible to tell for sure whether or not your septum is deviated without performing an exam. The symptoms you describe can take place when the septum is deviated. A septoplasty is a functional procedure that will likely be covered depending on your insurance company. I would recommend a consult with a board certified rhinoplasty specialist. He or she may examine your nose in person and provide you with advice. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Deviated Septum and Septoplasty Covered by Insurance
If you do have a deviated septum and this is causing unilateral breathing problems, then the septoplasty may be covered by insurance.
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