Breathe Easier With Septoplasty in NJ

Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure that straightens the nasal septum, the partition between the two nasal cavities. Ideally, the septum sits at the center, allowing air to flow evenly through both sides of the nose. However, if the septum is deviated, it can obstruct the airway, making breathing difficult and often leading to chronic sinus infections, nosebleeds, and snoring. Dr. Aydin’s septoplasty procedure not only aims to correct these issues but also enhances nasal symmetry, significantly improving the patient’s nasal function and aesthetic appearance.

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What Is Septoplasty?

Unlike rhinoplasty, which is often performed for cosmetic reasons, septoplasty focuses purely on improving the nasal function by rectifying the alignment of the nasal septum. During the procedure, Dr. Aydin makes precise adjustments to the cartilage and bone, ensuring they are properly aligned and the airway is open. This surgery is highly beneficial for patients who have a crooked septum due to congenital conditions, trauma, or other medical issues.

Are You a Candidate for Septoplasty?

Candidates for septoplasty typically experience chronic nasal congestion, uneven nasal passages, and recurrent sinusitis, all of which can significantly impact daily life and overall health. You may be a candidate for septoplasty if you experience the following:

  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Regular sinus infections
  • Noticeable nasal congestion or blockage
  • Snoring and sleep disturbances

During your consultation, Dr. Aydin evaluates your nasal structure, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your medical history to determine if septoplasty is the right approach for you.

Why Choose Dr. Aydin?

Dr. N. Bill Aydin, who holds dual board certification in general surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, stands out for his meticulous approach and unparalleled dedication to patient care. Celebrated for his empathetic nature and surgical excellence, Dr. Aydin perfectly balances precision with compassion, always willing to go the extra mile to perfect surgical outcomes.

His credentials, which place him in the elite top 7% of U.S. physicians as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, speak volumes about his comprehensive training and expertise. Dr. Aydin's surgical capabilities are not just limited to aesthetic enhancements; his extensive experience in reconstructive procedures, including complex septoplasty cases, underscores his proficiency in restoring both functionality and aesthetics. This unique skill set ensures that every surgical intervention he performs not only enhances physical appearance but also supports overall bodily health and integrity.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The septoplasty procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the septum’s deviation. The surgery involves precise incisions within the nostrils, through which adjustments to the septum are made without any visible external scars. Dr. Aydin will make an incision inside one side of the nasal wall. The mucous membrane covering the wall is carefully lifted. Any cartilage or bone that’s causing obstruction is then adjusted, repositioned, or removed as necessary. Finally, the mucous membrane is repositioned and secured with stitches, nasal splints, or packing material to ensure proper healing. 

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Dr. Aydin is extremely professional and meticulous with his work. I had a septoplasty, and he did an amazing job. He goes above and beyond to carefully improve not only the functionality but also aesthetics in the process. I went to him because my wife had a mini tummy tuck. He did an exceptional job with her as well. He’s double certified, and not all surgeons receive that license, but there’s a reason he did. I strongly recommend his practice.


Septoplasty Recovery in NJ

To minimize bleeding and swelling post-surgery, Dr. Aydin will recommend several precautions for the weeks following your procedure. The necessary precautions may vary based on the specifics of your surgery but could include any of the following:

  • Sleeping on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Avoiding rubbing, blowing, or touching your nose for at least a few weeks to prevent disturbances in the nasal tissues
  • Sneezing through your mouth
  • Staying away from sick people and dusty or smoky environments to prevent sinus irritation or infection
  • Wearing front-fastening clothing to avoid pulling garments over your head
  • Refraining from heavy lifting and strenuous activities like aerobics and jogging for up to six weeks to decrease the risk of nosebleeds
  • Taking prescribed medications to manage any pain effectively
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Septoplasty FAQ

How long does recovery from septoplasty take?

Although your incisions will heal rapidly, and you'll see a reduction in pain and swelling within the first two weeks, the full benefits of the surgery may take 3-6 months to manifest as your cartilage and nasal tissues continue to heal. Shortly after the surgery, once any dressings and packing are removed, you'll likely notice immediate, incremental improvements in breathing. Healing is a gradual process, and while many patients return to work after one week, it is advisable to consider taking at least two weeks off to allow your body sufficient time to recover.

What are the risks associated with septoplasty?

While septoplasty is generally safe, potential risks include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia. There may also be a need for further adjustments if the initial correction does not fully resolve the breathing issues.

Will insurance cover septoplasty?

Septoplasty is commonly covered by insurance as it is deemed a medically necessary procedure. Dr. Aydin's office can assist you with insurance queries and pre-authorization.

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Delivering Quality Results Why You’ll Love the Aydin Center

  • Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Your Aesthetic Goals Are Our Goals
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Ready to Solve Your Sinus Issues for Good?

If you find yourself constantly battling nasal congestion, interrupted sleep, or discomfort that turns everyday activities into challenges, and you’re ready to breathe easier, it might be time to consider a lasting solution. Begin your journey with our 100% HIPAA-compliant e-consultation for septoplasty at the Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery, Skincare, & Lasers. Our surgical coordinator will guide you through the process, answer any questions, and provide a detailed price quote. Don’t let breathing difficulties hold you back any longer—take the next step toward living a more active lifestyle with septoplasty in New Jersey.

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