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Septoplasty in McAllen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers septoplasty for men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island.

What is Septoplasty?

The septum is a bone and cartilage structure that normally follows a straight path down the middle of the nose as a separation between the two sides. A deviated septum is one in which the septum is not straight, either due to trauma or congenital abnormalities. Septoplasty is a type of nose surgery that repairs the septum to align it properly and improve breathing.

What Are the Benefits of Septoplasty?

No septum is perfectly straight, and your body is able to compensate for minor abnormalities. Patients with moderate to severe deviation experience a range of symptoms. Septoplasty is intended to improve airflow, keep the mucous membranes moist, and alleviate sinus symptoms.

Septoplasty in McAllen, TX

Who is a Good Candidate for Septoplasty?

You may be a good candidate for septoplasty if you experience:

  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Snoring
  • Trouble sleeping due to breathing problems
  • Sinus congestion
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Crusting inside the nose and around the nostrils
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Chronic runny nose


"Amazing! I can breath now after 20 years. Dr. Ayalas experience goes a long way. I am a new person after getting a septoplasty and turbinate reduction. I highly recommend him. Best ENT around. I have been to one in the past and had a balloon sinuplasty. It didn’t work. Dr. Ayala new exactly what i needed and i thank him for helping me breath again." - Jorge B.

"I am so happy I found Dr Ayala. I had a rhinoplasty and septoplasty and it has been such a transformational experience! To find an ENT and a plastic surgeon certified in facial reconstruction here in The Valley is a blessing! I know there are many Plastic surgeons here but most of them have a general certification and mainly practice breast augmentations and tummy tucks. I needed a surgeon who’s main practice is on facial reconstruction. Dr Ayala is that surgeon! I will continue to come here for any of my facial needs!!" - Arwen W.

What Should I Expect from Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a type of nose surgery that changes the shape and orientation of the septum. Dr. Ayala may:

  • Reshape the bone and cartilage
  • Use grafts to build up the septum
  • Remove small amounts of bone and cartilage

Septoplasty is performed using local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery. After the procedure, expect to have swelling, nasal discharge, discomfort, and other symptoms as the septum heals. Other potential complications after surgery include:

  • Bruising or facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Septal perforation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Reoperation

Dr. Ayala provides aftercare instructions that include restrictions to your activities, resting at home, and how to ensure the septum heals properly.

How Much Does Septoplasty Cost?

Dr. Ayala develops a surgical plan for your septoplasty during the consultation. Based upon this plan, we can discuss the cost with you, as well as our financing options through Prosper® and CareCredit®.

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers septoplasty for men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.