Will repairing my deviated septum straighten my nose? Will that be covered by insurance? (Photo)
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Will repairing my deviated septum straighten my nose? Will that be covered by insurance?
Thanks for your question.
A septoplasty is commonly performed when trying to straighten out the nose. If you have fixed blockage of the nose that doesn't improve with medical treatments alone (antihistamines, nasal saline, humidifiers, etc.) then insurance will often cover the procedure.
I recommend that you consult with a nasal surgery specialist for septoplasty and see if they can treat you medically initially. If you fail this, then they can attempt to get the procedure covered via your medical insurance.
The nose won't become perfectly straight, but it will be improved significantly. Septoplasty is often combined with other maneuvers to optimally straighten the nose.
Will repairing a deviated septum straighten the nose?
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In your particular case, you may also benefit from an allergy consultation and sinus evaluation to address your concerns regarding allergic reactions. Please consult with an ENT/ Facial Plastic Surgeon for an opinion on how to best proceed. Hope this answer helps.
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