A frequent contributor to nasal obstruction is the midline structure known as the septum. The septum is a structure that provides support and separates the right nasal passage from the left. If the septum is significantly displaced (septal dislocation or deviation), airflow is blocked causing constant nasal. Procedure to correct that type of nasal obstruction is called Septoplasty. Septoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia. It is one of the most common procedures performed to improve nasal airway. For our patients benefit septoplasty can also be performed in our APEX sinus center where it may be combined with other sinus or cosmetic procedures.
This typically outpatient procedure performed in the nostrils is the primary method for straightening a misaligned or deviated nasal septum, which septoplasty can repair without changing the appearance of the nose.
A deviated septum involves displacement of the cartilage wall that divides the nose’s nasal passages, potentially leading to difficulty breathing, nosebleeds, chronic sinus infections, and other problems. It can be caused by a congenital condition or injury.