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Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)

Some patients have great difficulty breathing because their nasal septum (the divider between the 2 nostril passages) is extremely deviated. Sufferers may have had a traumatic accident, and the nasal cartilages have collapsed into their airway. A detailed physical exam and aesthetic assessment are always required prior to planning a rhinoplasty surgery, and only then can a true surgical plan be formed. Dr. Rousso offers the experience and expertise to ensure his patients requiring septoplasty get the relief they need while preserving the aesthetics of their nose and facial balance.

A nasal septum should be centered, separating the left and right sides of the nose equally. Many people have a nasal septum that is not centered, but a “deviated septum” occurs when the septum is well outside the realm of creating balanced nasal passages. A deviated or crooked septum can cause difficulty breathing through the nose. It can also impact drainage of the sinuses, causing health concerns like chronic sinus infections, breathing problems and discomfort. Septoplasty can correct this issue for better health and comfort for the patient.

Restoring Nasal Function Through Septoplasty

The goal of septoplasty is to remedy nasal passage obstructions by modifying a deviated septum to create a septum that is more balanced and centered. The cartilage inside the nose is shaped and moved to relieve the obstruction of the nasal passage, allowing for proper breathing and sinus drainage.

In many cases, a deviated septum and septoplasty do not impact the shape of the nose. However, if rhinoplasty is needed or wanted, it can be incorporated with this procedure. As a leading rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Rousso can perform both the septoplasty and aesthetic nose shaping during the same surgery to improve both the form and function of the nose.

If you have a deviated septum and want relief from your nasal issues, contact Dr. Rousso at our Manhattan office to schedule a septoplasty consultation.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.