Brevard County Rhinoplasty
Septorhinoplasty combines septoplasty and rhinoplasty in order to correct breathing issues related to a deviated septum while also making cosmetic changes to the exterior of the nose. This is a good procedure for individuals experiencing slight to severe breathing problems who also desire cosmetic changes or correction.
Dr. Ross Clevens performs septorhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Surgical times average 2 to 2.5 hours. Incisions are typically made on the inside of the nose, however some cosmetic changes may require that an additional small incision be made on the columella, or the column of skin that separates the nostrils on the underside of the nose. Recovery after septorhinoplasty typically takes seven to ten days and stitches are removed on day seven postop. Some patients find that they can return to work in as little as a few days, while others return to work after ten days. Exercise and strenuous activities may be resumed after two to three weeks. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Septoplasty is typically covered by health insurance, in which case patients then pay for just the cosmetic correction.
Am I a good candidate for septorhinoplasty?
If you are physically healthy and are looking to improve symptoms of a deviated septum while also improving the appearance of your nose, you may be a good candidate for septorhinoplasty.
Where is septorhinoplasty performed?
Dr. Clevens performs septorhinoplasty at an accredited outpatient surgery center.
What type of anesthesia is used for septorhinoplasty?
Septorhinoplasty is commonly performed with general anesthesia.
What is the surgical time for septorhinoplasty?
The surgical time for septorhinoplasty is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
What is the recovery like after septorhinoplasty?
Patients may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort after septorhinoplasty. The overall recovery takes seven to ten days, though some patients find that they can return to work in just a few days after surgery. Stitches are removed after one week.
Will I have scars after septorhinoplasty?
The incisions for septorhinoplasty may be confined to the inside of the nose, in which case there is no visible scarring. In some cases, a small incision is made on the columella, or the column of skin between the nostrils, and this generally heals to a well-concealed, fine-line scar that is barely imperceptible.
When can I return to work after septorhinoplasty?
Work can generally be resumed within three to ten days depending on how patients feel.