Have you been told that you have a deviated septum and want to learn more about how to fix it? Your nasal septum is located in the center of your nose center to separate the nostrils. It is made up of cartilage and bone. It can block your airway and cause breathing problems. To repair a septum that is deviated or crooked, a septoplasty procedure can be performed by our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, in Los Angeles, CA. With this surgery, you will be able to breathe easily once more. A deviated septum can cause disruptive snoring and other complications. Dr. Keyes provides septoplasty for men and women who have been diagnosed with a deviated septum that obstructs their airway.
Many different factors can cause a deviated septum, including genetics, trauma or injury, or a birth defect. In some cases, in conjunction with turbinate reduction surgery, a septoplasty is performed to make an impact on the proper flow of nasal air. A septoplasty may also be performed to correct cosmetic nasal issues in combination with rhinoplasty surgery. We can treat the nose for functionality and create an aesthetically appealing nose. Contact our facility today to schedule an appointment.
"I chose Dr. Keyes after looking for the best plastic surgeon in California for my daughter’s rhinoplasty. From the very first appointment, I felt she was in the right hands. He showed us exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect and sure enough, that’s what he delivered. She had very little pain and her nose looks amazing. I’m so glad we selected Dr. Keyes and Kimberley to care for my daughter. I highly recommend Dr. Keyes and staff!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Finding Dr. Keyes was fate. After having one of the worst rhinoplasty consultations from a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (that quoted me an obscene amount),I was kind of unmotivated and scared to keep looking. Out of nowhere, Dr. Keyes showed up at my workplace. I remember thinking how kind and welcoming he was in our interaction. When I found out he was a plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty I knew this was meant to be! He answered all my questions right then and there and told me to call his surgical assistant and manager, Kimberley, and let me tell you...Kimberley is AMAZING!!! Not only did Kimberley answer the phone immediately with the most comforting voice but she scheduled a consultation based on what worked best for my schedule. The consultation was so easy. I didn't even have to wait. They brought me in the room, took photos of my nose and next thing I know Dr. Keyes was in the room showing me what my nose could look like. He listened to what I had to say, what I was self conscious about, and really incorporated me into the treatment and what I could get out of it. Dr. Keyes and Kimberley made me feel welcome, comfortable, excited, and confident about my decision on getting my nose done. Scheduling my surgery was crazy because of my schedule at school and work. Kimberley always answered my calls and answered my concerns about rescheduling my surgery which made it very convenient for me. Surgery day was nerve wracking but exciting. The anesthesiology nurse even called me a few days before to make sure I was aware of the process and what would happen, addressed my concerns about surgery, and eased my nerves. Dr. Keyes, Kimberley, and all the nurses made sure I was okay, talked me through the process, and kept me updated on what was happening next. Next thing I know, I was waking up with Dr. Keyes and Kimberley by my side. They called that night to make sure I was okay and scheduled a time for me to come in the next day.From the time I woke up from surgery, I had barely any pain! Besides the swelling and bruising(which is expected), recover was so easy. I was up and about within a few days. The bruising and swelling went down within 5 to 7 days but that's patient specific.When I finally got my cast off, I couldn't believe how amazing my nose looked! I couldn't help but cry my eyes out. It was just what I wanted for sooo long. To this day, I still look at myself in the mirror and get all giddy inside. The best part is how NATURAL it turned out. I still look like ME and I LOVE it. People that knew me before the surgery just look at me and tell me something as changed but they can't pinpoint it. If you are looking for a natural looking nose that compliments your face and who you are as a person then Dr. Keyes is your guy!I have never felt so confident and beautiful in my life. I owe it all to Dr. Keyes and Kimberley!!!"- L.F. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are amazing! They treated me with respect and provided incredible care before and after surgery. I am 3 weeks post op from rhinoplasty surgery. The swelling has gone down tremendously and will continue to do so. I am thrilled with how it looks so far and I know it’ll only get better!"- A.W. / Google / May 22, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr Keyes for over 17 years now and I highly recommend Dr Keyes. Over that period of time I have had breast augmentation, brow and lid lifts, nose job, lipo and botox treatments. I have been completely satisfied with the results and have always received professional and caring service from Dr Keyes, Kimberly, and staff. I recommended Dr Keyes to a college friend of mine years ago and she is also very happy with her breast augmentation from Dr Keyes. Unlike some cosmetic surgery offices, Dr Keyes will not comment on a body part unless YOU ask first. Check out his impressive credentials and go visit him for a consultation !"- I.G. / Google / May 22, 2019
"After interviewing three other Doctors for my girlfriends augmentation, we decided to go with Dr.Keyes. From his office, to his staff, Kimberley is amazing, we felt comfortable from the get go. We always felt he cared about us as people and the surgery was a marvelous success, he is a talented sculpture and he had had us following up with visits for months now just to make sure the healing is going along as it should. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!"- D.S. / Yelp / Feb 26, 2019
A deviated or crooked septum, which could have been caused by one of many factors, will be assessed by Dr. Keyes for septoplasty. Candidates may be experiencing unpleasant symptoms like breathing problems, snoring, frequent nosebleeds, and/or a crooked nose. A septoplasty can provide a long-term solution to the many problems caused by an abnormal septum.
A septoplasty is a 1 – 2-hour outpatient procedure, which can be performed under general anesthesia or a lighter form of sedation (such as twilight sedation). The good news is that there are no external incisions that need to be made to repair your septum. Dr. Keyes will lift all the tissues that cover your septum and separate them. He will have an excellent view of your nasal structure to reshape your septum. Once revised, your incisions inside your nose will be closed.
What to Expect
Following a septoplasty procedure, you may experience some slight pain, discomfort, swelling, and/or bruising. Typically, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities within a week but should avoid contact sports or activities that require extensive exercise. You will begin to experience improved breathing once the swelling subsides, and results will continue to improve within the weeks and months following your procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose a plastic surgeon rather than an ENT physician to perform a septoplasty?
Dr. Keyes is a renowned plastic surgeon with more than 40 years of rhinoplasty and ENT physician experience. He will understand the importance of both function and aesthetics to provide you with your wanted results. He is also double board certified by the both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Why should I seek surgical treatment for a deviated septum?
Sinusitis and breathing problems are both adverse consequences for living with a deviated septum. These problems will become chronic. Most patients with a deviated septum consider surgery when it is blocking one or both nostrils — not for aesthetic purposes.
How long does it take to recover from a septoplasty?
Dr. Keyes can give you an estimate of how long your specific surgery will take to heal. Since this surgery is customized for your situation, the recovery period can vary.
Improve Your Blocked Breathing
You should not have to deal with the hassle of having your airways blocked or not being able to sleep properly because of snoring, which are likely symptoms of a deviated septum. At Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., we are proud to provide septoplasty procedures to help our patients breathe more easily and increase their quality of life. To learn more about this surgery and how it may be useful to you, contact our office today in Los Angeles, CA.