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Deviated Septum Surgery

New York NY Deviated Septum Surgeon

Do you suffer from frequent nosebleeds? Is your nasal passage obstructed? Do you struggle with adequate airflow? If so, you may be a candidate for septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery. The septum is the wall in the nose that separates the two sides. It is composed of cartilage and bone and measures approximately 3 x 1.5 inches. A straight septum allows for even air flow into both nasal passages. If the septum is deviated, one side of the air flow is obstructed.

When a deviated septum becomes apparent, it is commonly recommended that the repair be delayed until after adolescence when the nose has finished growing. The only way to repair the deviation is with surgery. Dr. Khosh is a sought after facial plastic surgeon with years of septoplasty experience. Prior to any surgery in our New York City office, Dr. Khosh will perform a nasal endoscopy to determine the full extent of the issue and to develop a custom plan for each patient. A septoplasty is done under general anesthesia to maximize comfort. The steps of a septoplasty operation are:

  • A small incision is made and Dr. Khosh will remove the mucosal lining that surrounds the septum.
  • An incision is made on the septum at the point of deviation.
  • The deviated part is removed, and the remaining septum is straightened and stabilized with splints and tubes.
  • The mucosal lining is sutured back together and replaced and repositioned around the now-straight septum.

The entire procedure may take from 30 to 90 minutes and does not require an overnight stay. Recovery is typically from three days up to one week. Because Dr. Khosh uses sutures to hold the membrane and septum in place, packing with cotton is not necessary and patients are able to immediately breathe freely.

To schedule a consultation to discuss a deviated septum repair, call our offices today. Dr. Khosh and his entire team look forward to helping you breathe again.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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