The septum is a critical structure within the nose made of tissue and bone to separate the two nasal passages and support airflow.


Many men, women, and children experience breathing issues when the bone and cartilage isn’t straight.

For patients who suffer from a deviated septum, causing sleep apnea and snoring, Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can help with septoplasty. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum to improve symptoms and produce a natural-looking nose.



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Surgical Technique

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.




Dr. Nuveen fixed my nose. I had a deviated septum and was unhappy with the appearance of it. He made it GORGEOUS! But on top of that, my (now ex) boyfriend headbutted me (accidentally) three days after surgery. My nose was gushing blood and I feared I had re-broken it. Dr. Nuveen was at another office out of town and Dr. Miller answered my frantic calls and met me at the practice late at night in his PJ pants to check me out. He fixed my nose AGAIN free of charge! I have never been happier - my asthma and breathing problems are gone, my appearance is 100% better...Dr. Nuveen said "You're a masterpiece" when he took my splint off. Well, Dr. Nuveen's work made it possible. BLESS THIS MAN!

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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.


During/After Septoplasty Surgery

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.




I had the honor to have Dr. Caplin do my surgery and I am so happy with the result! I had a deviated septum which made breathing for me a bit difficult at night and made my nose also asymmetrical, which made me insecure. From the very beginning, Dr. Caplin was very attentive to what my needs were and she listened carefully and truly cared about my well being and safety. The surgery was smooth and there wasn't one complaint on my end. The end result was very natural and effortless. I can breathe better and the overall flow of my face is balanced. I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend CSA, especially Dr. Caplin. She is the best at what she does and truly does care about each individual patient. If you are looking at surgery, look no further.

J.N.



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.

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    I had the honor to have Dr. Caplin do my surgery and I am so happy with the result! I had a deviated septum which made breathing for me a bit difficult at night and made my nose also asymmetrical, which made me insecure. From the very beginning, Dr. Caplin was very attentive to what my needs were and she listened carefully and truly cared about my well being and safety. The surgery was smooth and there wasn't one complaint on my end. The end result was very natural and effortless. I can breathe better and the overall flow of my face is balanced. I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend CSA, especially Dr. Caplin. She is the best at what she does and truly does care about each individual patient. If you are looking at surgery, look no further.

    J.N.


    I am thrilled with the results of my surgery (septo/rhino). The functionality is greatly improved and the appearance is improved.

    Anonymous

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    Septoplasty FAQs


    Breathing problems

    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.

    Common causes

    In cases when there is loss of cartilage or bone, it will be harvested from other parts of the body – the ribs for example. The grafted bone or cartilage will make up for the reconstruction of the internal framework of the nose. However, this is only likely in severe botched cases, which accounts for a small rate of rhinoplasty procedures.

    Ent for surgery?

    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.

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