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When a deviated septum is severe, it can seriously inhibit airflow through the nose. When this occurs, our Marina del Rey septoplasty can correct the defect and restore your ability to breathe with ease.

What is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a surgery that is designed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the bone and cartilage that divides your nostrils is crooked or displaced. During surgery, Dr. Macias will straighten the septum and improve your breathing.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. Skilled in the latest techniques and surgical advancements, he is known for his extraordinary rhinoplasty and septoplasty results. He has helped countless patients straighten their nasal septum, breathe easier, and improve their quality of life.

The Procedure

Dr. Macias may perform your Marina del Rey septoplasty under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on your needs and the extent of your surgery. To begin the procedure, he will create an incision completely hidden within the nose or along the strip of tissue that divides your nostrils.

Through that opening, he will gently lift away the membrane covering the septum and reposition and straighten the crooked structure. He will then close the incisions carefully and place splints inside the nose to support the healing process.


You will be free to return home immediately after your procedure. You can expect your nose to be swollen and painful during the initial healing process. Elevating your head at all times may minimize these effects.

For the first few days, you will be advised to avoid blowing your nose and disrupting the area in any way. In addition, you will need to avoid strenuous activity and lifting heavy objects for several weeks to ensure an optimal healing process.

Septoplasty + Rhinoplasty

Many of our Marina del Rey patients opt to undergo rhinoplasty and septoplasty at the same time, improving form and function simultaneously. In these cases, they are able to straighten their deviated septum while also reshaping the nose and achieving a more balanced and attractive facial appearance – all in one procedure.

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FAQ Septoplasty

How much does septoplasty cost?

Your personal investment will vary depending on the experience of your surgeon, the extent of your procedure, and your location. Please contact our office to set up a personalized consultation with Dr. Macias.

Am I a candidate?

If you struggle with severe septal deviation and substantial breathing challenges that have not responded to medical treatment, you may be considered a candidate for septoplasty. During your private consultation at our Marina del Rey office, Dr. Macias will talk to you about your symptoms and evaluate your nose to determine your candidacy.

What are the risks?

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, septoplasty is an extremely safe procedure. Serious risks are rare, and may include bleeding, infection, a hole in your septum, diminished sense of smell, and changes in your nose shape. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Macias for arguably the best septoplasty Marina del Rey has to offer.


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