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Recovering From Nose Surgery

A deviated septum can inflict a lifetime of annoying breathing-through-the-nose problems and painful sinus issues. Some are born with a deviated septum, while others get one from an injury later on in life – and it can worsen over time. Unfortunately, it causes nasal congestion, sinusitis, facial pain, headaches, loud snoring, sleep apnea and other harmful or unpleasant health conditions.

Surgery is commonly the only way to restore nasal passages fully. Luckily, it is not as scary as it sounds. The operation to repair a deviated septum, known as septoplasty (or turbinate surgery), is a quick outpatient procedure that only takes around an hour to perform. The life-changing procedure will relieve your nasal passage obstruction. Afterward, you will breathe easy and sleep better, feeling better overall.

What is a Deviated Septum?

The septum is the inside wall of your nose made of bone and cartilage that divides the right and left nostrils. It is supposed to run straight up and down, but a deviated septum leans off to one side, causing blockage of the nasal passage.

The obstruction can be mild or severe, with some people unable to breathe through their nose at all. For those who have to resort to mouth-breathing, there are many additional health risks involved.

 How Septoplasty Can Help

The nasal passages deliver oxygen and filter warm and cool air entering the nose. They are an essential part of respiratory function and any obstruction reduces the ability of air to flow through and prevents proper nasal drainage. Hence, you have a higher risk of frequent nasal infections if you have a deviated septum. Furthermore, if the breathing problems interfere with your sleep, you’ll feel tired all day.

Septoplasty is a nose surgery that corrects the position of the septum, rectifying any structural abnormalities causing your breathing impairment. It repositions the bone and cartilage to where it should be, in the center of the nose, opening both nasal passages so air can flow freely in and out.

Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty at the Same Time

 Rhinoplasty is nose surgery for aesthetic purposes. We can perform rhinoplasty and septoplasty in one operation. So, you can make cosmetic changes to your nose while having your deviated septum fixed!

Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is a highly-experienced dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose priority is to improve your health while also ensuring the results are aesthetically pleasing.

If you have a deviated septum, you do not have to go on through life coping with abnormal breathing habits. Instead, contact Dr. Rosenberg at his office in NYC or Upper East Side to discuss rhinoplasty options, schedule a septoplasty consultation and begin your journey to an improved nose.

Posted on behalf of Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 241-9410


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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM