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I have a deviated septum, would NHS provide funding for septorhinoplasty or only for septoplasty?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Question

I have a deviated septum that affects my breathing but I am also very self-conscious about the outward look of my nose.

I was wondering if I explained this to my GP would the NHS provide funding for septorhinoplasty or would they only provide for septoplasty?

Answer

It does depend on whether the ability to improve the airway relies on a more complex reconfiguration of the nasal shape.

It would more likely be down to the specialist that you see in the NHS to advise about this.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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