Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rhinoplasty for deviated septum

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients inquire as to whether rhinoplasty will correct their deviated septum. Septoplasty is actually the procedure that corrects a deviated septum, however, when performing rhinoplasty, any deviation in the septum should be addressed at the same time. Typically, cartilage from the septum is utilized for grafting purposes during the rhinoplasty. Therefore, when the cartilage is obtained from the septum, any of the deviated portions of the septum should be addressed.

Insurance can cover the septoplasty portion of rhinoplasty or any other functional issues such as turbinate reduction or nasal valve repair.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas.