Orange County individuals who have trouble breathing, or who suffer from other nasal symptoms, may have a deviated septum, which requires surgery to correct. The septum is an important structure within the nose made of cartilage and bone to separate the two nasal passages and support airflow. When the septum isn’t straight, or if it has suffered trauma, it makes breathing very difficult. This condition can also cause sleep apnea. Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, can correct this condition with septoplasty. This is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum to improve symptoms and create a natural-appearing nose.
"Excellent experience with Dr. Domanskis! I had abdominalplasty and liposuction. He explained the procedures very thoroughly as well as what to expect immediately following my surgery. He was in contact with me by phone as well during the first week post op I felt very safe in his hands. My results are absolutely phenomenal I couldn't be more pleased!"- W.P. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2015
"I want to say thank you to Dr. Domanskis, & Rachelle, both are kind and understanding to my needs, Dr. Domanskis performed Rhinoplasty & Permalip implants, the price was perfect and my nose is still swelling down but I'm satisfied with the outcome, I gave 5 stars for understanding my needs & making me feel welcomed. Very experienced, Great results Thank you. Jasmine"- J.B. / Yelp / Apr 13, 2017
"Excellent Plastic Surgeon. I trust him completely and he has never let me down. I have referred many friends to the doctor and all are extremely happy with their results."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2017
"My experience at Dr Domanskis office was not only superior but very professional. The procedure was explained in great detail. Not only did I appreciate his professionalism but his kind and gentle manner. After my surgery he followed up on a daily basis to make sure I was comfortable and not experiencing any discomfort. Rochelle his office manager exhibits like Dr Domanskis a professional and caring manner. I would highly recommend his services. I am very pleased with my results.Respectfully, Katherine A. Rucker"- K.R. / Google / Jun 01, 2016
"Let me start by saying that I have seen many specialists during my lifetime due to a congenital condition, so when I say that Dr. Domanskis is one of the best, trust me !!! Not only did he empathize with my situation but most importantly, and the main reason I came back for the procedure, was his honesty!!! Very hard to find an honest surgeon that will take the time to give his real input and really put the patient first. Prior to the surgery, we discussed some details and he really listened to the way I wanted it done and he performed accordingly. I am very happy with my results. I am returning to him for some revisions due to personal preference on the esthetics however it's 200% better than what it was before !!! Moreover, I do want to mention Rachelle as she was very sweet and helpful during the whole process!!! Thank you again :))))"- S.T. / Yelp / May 20, 2016
During septoplasty surgery, the deviated septum structure is reshaped through an incision made inside the nose. The surgeon will lift and separate the septum tissue to fully access the misaligned bone and cartilage. The surgeon will close the incision with sutures and place a splint inside the nose to align the septum as it heals. Some surgeons may use nose packing to help control bleeding.
As an outpatient procedure, septoplasty is performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. The surgery typically takes between 1 and 2 hours. Recovery takes between 7 and 10 days. Patients should expect bruising and swelling under the eyes and around the nose immediately after the procedure. The final results will not set in for 3 months or longer after surgery.
Because septoplasty is a customized procedure, the price depends on the physical needs of the patient. Patients can expect to pay between $2,000 and $5,000; however, a portion of the cost can be covered by medical insurance. Patients are encouraged to ask about their insurance coverage to determine the final cost of the procedure.
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- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Months
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Even though septoplasty is used to correct breathing problems, some patients undergo septoplasty to correct medical issues from a deviated septum. However, a loss of cartilage or bone and cartilage grafting can change the appearance of the nose. Highly skilled surgeons with experience in septoplasty knows the technique needed to make natural and subtle changes.
The most common cause of a deviated septum is birth trauma because most individuals are born with a deviated septum. As people age, the symptoms gradually worsen. Even though a majority of adults have a deviated septum, not everyone has severe symptoms that require surgery. Another common cause is trauma later in life.
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Even though most ENT specialists are able to perform septoplasty, they do not have the skills to preserve the look and shape of the nose like plastic surgeons do. Patients should find a cosmetic surgeon that can perform both a septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time.