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Basically Septoplasty is not a disease or infection but a surgical procedure that is used for treating a deviated septum. This happens because of the displacement of the bone along with cartilage that divides your nostrils. In this process the same is fixed. In most people symptoms like breathing difficulties happen because of this bone displacement. It could also mean problems with nose shape.
HOW IS SEPTOPLASTY DIAGNOSED?
The surgery is usually performed in combination with other techniques as well for treating inflammation, acute sinusitis, sleep apnea or nasal polyps. Before recommending the surgery, the ENT specialist will thoroughly examine the nasal passage using a light and thin endoscope.
HOW IS SEPTOPLASTY TREATED?
This type of surgery may require local or general anesthesia. The surgeon usually makes an incision which separates the mucosa lining from the bone and cartilage. The bent cartilage is straightened followed by replacing the mucosa back on the bone & cartilage.
DID YOU KNOW?
However, there are some risks involved here like excessive bleeding, change in the shape of nose, an opening in the septum and also sensation of numbness for a few weeks.