There are only 3 structures that usually block your nasal passages:
- turbinate (hypertrophy)
- septum (deviated)
- nasopharangeal mass
The first 2, turbinate and septum are the most common causes which can be corrected by septoplasty and/or radiofrequency turbinoplasty. Insurance should cover this type of surgery because it's functional in nature.
you have a broken nose and a deviated septum, insurance companies will cover surgery,
particularly if you have airway obstruction.
It is best to see a plastic surgeon who will examine you and take
photographs to submit to your insurance company for authorization.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
There are many issues that can cause breathing problems, such as a deviated nasal septum, turbinate hypertrophy, allergies, valve collapse, vestibular stenosis, and chronic sinusitis. Each one of these issues are treated differently with either medications or surgery after an in person consultation and examination.
If your septum is significantly deviated and you have significant airway obstruction, your insurance may cover you reconstruction. Good luck. It is best to be seen in person.
You describe a complex problem. It is likely that surgery would help - there is a likely a solution. Needs to be the right type of surgery. If surgery is indicated, insurance would likely cover the treatment. The first step is an in person exam. I deal with a lot of complex, post-traumatic nasal airway reconstruction problems. I would like to see you and help you. I am in Austin, not so far away. You can find me through my website. My website highlights my cosmetic surgery work, but it will give you insight into my practice and philosophy. 512-324-2765, drweinfeld.com or austinfaceandnose.com