What is a Septoplasty?
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the middle of your nose. When planning septoplasty, your surgeon considers your symptoms — such as breathing difficulties — and the physical structure and features of your nose.
Why it’s done?
When a deviated septum is severe it can block through one or both sides of your nose. The additional exposure of a deviated septum to the drying effect of airflow through the nose may sometimes contribute to crusting or bleeding in certain individuals. Septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning and replacing cartilage, bone or both.
Most people find that septoplasty improves their symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, caused by a deviated septum. The level of improvement you can expect with septoplasty may vary.