Septum is the nasal wall made of bones and cartilages that separates the nasal passages and controls the airflow. This septum may at times bend due to congenital factors or any injury or damage. In children, the septum can normally bend during puberty. Deviated septum occurs when bone and cartilage is not straight leading to breathing difficulties. Thus, the surgical method of straightening the septum is known as Septoplasty.
HOW IS SEPTOPLASTY DIAGNOSED?
An Ear-Nose-Throat specialist performs Septoplasty under local anesthesia to treat the symptoms. A Septoplasty takes anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes to complete and in a typical procedure, the doctor will make an incision on one side of the nose to access the septum.
HOW IS SEPTOPLASTY TREATED?
Septoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure unless major complications arise.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cases that have excessive nose bleeds that do not stop can be addressed by Septoplasty