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A deviated septum or other abnormalities in the nasal passage can alter the healthy, normal passage of air through the nose. When combined with another issue, such as allergies, chronic sinusitis, or sleep apnea, the medical complications can impact your quality of life.

In many of these situations, a procedure known as endonasal rhinoplasty can be used to alter the nasal structure, to correct or improve the natural passage of air. The cosmetic surgeons at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists’s Palm Desert, California clinic can often perform endonasal rhinoplasty on an outpatient basis. You will likely need to be deeply sedated for the duration of the procedure.

You will need to refrain from eating and drinking after midnight the evening before. Afterward, you will still feel some of the sedative effect, so it will be necessary to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home.

Any other post-operative care instructions will be provided to you by your Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists cosmetic surgeon. This might also include prescription anti-inflammatory or pain management medication to help maintain your comfort while the altered tissues heal.

If you live in the Palm Desert, California area and you have structural or other air passage issues with your nose that needs to be corrected, you should call (760) 773-6616 to set up a rhinoplasty consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists’s clinic.