about septoplasty

deviated Septum surgery

Breathing touches every aspect of our health and every minute of our lives. A deviated septum can block airflow through one or both nostrils, making it difficult to breathe well. This surgery, which can often be done at the same time as a cosmetic rhinoplasty, can help you breathe better for the rest of your life.

what is...

A Deviated Septum?

A deviated septum is a condition in which the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal passage is crooked, blocking airflow and making it difficult to breathe. The septum is made up of cartilage and bone and divides the nasal cavity into two passages. The septum is usually straight, but it can be crooked or deviated, whether from injury or naturally since birth.

Deviated Septum Surgery


  • Improved breathing
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced snoring
  • Reduced sinus infections
  • Improved sense of smell
  • Improved appearance

How does Deviated Septum Surgery work?

Also known as septoplasty, the procedure is designed to correct a misaligned nasal septum - the thin wall of cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision inside the nostrils to access the septum, minimizing visible scarring. The deviated portions of cartilage and bone are then carefully removed or repositioned to create a straighter septum. This procedure can be combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures to simultaneously enhance the overall aesthetics of the nose. Once the septum is correctly aligned, the incision is closed using sutures.

"I put my trust in Dr. Guida and I couldn’t be happier with my rhinoplasty & septoplasty experience and results with Dr.Guida and his staff. My results came out naturally beautiful while also allowing me to breathe correctly for the first time in my life. Thank you again!" - Adriana Pinto

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types of nose surgery

cosmetic rhinoplasty

A surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose in relation to the rest of the face. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty can address various aesthetic concerns, such as size, shape, bridge width, nostril asymmetry, or nasal tip angle, to create a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance.

Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is the cartilage that separates the left and right nasal cavities. When the septum is “deviated” or bent, either due to nasal trauma or a congenital abnormality, the airway through one or both nasal cavities can be obstructed, causing breathing difficulties and lead to chronic sinus disease.

Sinus Surgery

A specialized procedure aimed at treating chronic sinusitis, a persistent inflammation of the sinus cavities that can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain, and recurrent infections. When non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief, sinus surgery offers a more definitive solution to address the underlying issues.

why guida?

nyc's top rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Guida is a highly respected and renowned plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and functional nose surgeries. With his extensive experience, exceptional surgical skills, and deep understanding of facial anatomy, Dr. Guida has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results that improve both nasal function and appearance.

His commitment to patient satisfaction and personalized care ensures that each procedure is tailored to the individual's specific needs and goals. Furthermore, Dr. Guida stays at the forefront of advancements in the field of plastic surgery, incorporating cutting-edge techniques, technology and his decades of experience, to optimize surgical outcomes.

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"Best of the Best! Dr. Guida delivers remarkable results. His work goes beyond plastic surgery. It is work of art and perfection- a life changing experience!" - Ivona Gorzelski

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