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.
"This review may be a little early as I just got my cast off my nose today...but I am over the moon. I don't know how Dr. Keyes does it, and I'll admit I was skeptical while the cast was on as the cast and tape can distort things. I was actually a nervous wreck. But when that cast came off today, it reduced me to happy tears. He did everything I wanted and more. My nose is now straight, and it looks amazing. Even swollen I love it! I can breathe through my left nostril for the first time and it feels so good. I seriously feel like a new person. I'm so excited to see how it progresses over the next year. Dr. Keyes was the only consultation I had, and for a second it crossed my mind, did I jump the gun on this? Do I need a second opinion? Something in my gut trusted him. And I'm so glad my gut was right. His reviews and his before and after photos on his website speak for themselves. I am so thankful to Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. They're so easy to reach and they care about you just as much before the surgery as they do after. They are wonderful. Couldn't recommend them more. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. From the bottom of my heart!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"So happy with rhinoplasty results - two weeks post op! - I'm only two weeks post op from my nose surgery so technically I should wait to write this review until the final result, but I can't wait. I am so happy with my results. Dr. Keyes is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, and he did a remarkable job on me. I was classified as "a hard nose" because I already had a nice nose, but I was always self conscious because it was slightly crooked and pinched in the center which also gave me breathing issues. He knew exactly what I needed from the moment he saw my nose, and he delivered. My nose is so natural and beautiful now, I can't believe it's only going to get better. Hard to imagine! Not to mention my breathing is amazing. Feels like I have an invisible breathe right strip on. It's an incredible feeling.Kimberly, his partner is also lovely. Like all the other reviewers say, she is there every step of the way answering questions and concerns. Both of them couldn't be easier to reach. Kimberly is warm and friendly and makes you feel totally comfortable. All in all I feel lucky to have found them, and I am so thankful. Will report back with an update a couple months from now. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly!"- P. / RealSelf / Nov 11, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley, his surgical assistant, are the best in the business. These days it is tough to find a surgeon especially because you can find a lot of flashy pictures on social media that might make you interested in visiting a surgeon, but when it comes down to it it's all about skill. Dr. Keyes has been president of the rhinoplasty society and speaks around the world on surgical techniques. Kimberley is SO kind and caring, you will certainly be in great hands with these two. When it comes down to picking a surgeon, it is key to find a surgeon that has the credentials, bedside manner, and experience and that is Dr. Keyes and Kimberley! I'm only 4 months post-op and I can't wait until my final results. This is the place to go for your next procedure, 100%. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!"- J.S. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2019
"Kimberely and Dr. Keyes are the best! - Prior to Dr. Keyes I had seen three different ENT’s; two scoped my nose, one wanted a CT scan and I had a couple of surgeries that were of no help.My primary care physician suggested I go see Dr. Keyes, because he was able to help one of her other patients.I was NOT thrilled on the idea to go see a "plastic surgeon".I called and talked to Kimberley, Dr. Keyes Director of Patient Services. She is absolutely AMAZING! She answered all of my many questions and I called more than once!I met with Dr. Keyes and told him about the issues with my nasal passages. He listened, asked a few questions and then examined my nose.After a little prodding, he said there were three items wrong with my nose. He described the details of the nose functions and then explained what needed to be done to mine.I was impressed. It made sense and I went through with the surgery.I wish I would have gone to him FIRST!THANK YOU Dr. Keys and Kimberley! You two are the best!"- N. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2019
"3 months post-op and loving so far! - Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are literally the BEST of the best. I've been waiting to write my formal review (and will be doing so when I have more time to rave about them) but honestly I've been getting a ton of compliments and couldn't wait! They are the dream team! More formal review to come :)"- R. / RealSelf / Oct 13, 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.