Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum.
Depending on the severity of the deviation, a septoplasty can be a simple realignment of the septum, or can also involve reshaping and repositioning of the cartilage.
This common corrective procedure can be done in our Boca Raton office and usually takes about an hour. Recovery time is typically a few short weeks.
The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage partition between the two naval cavities which divides the two nostrils.
In some people, the septum becomes displaced or deviated.
When a septum becomes deviated, it can lead to nasal obstruction.
In-office Septoplasty for Deviated Septum
During surgery, cartilage and bone maybe removed to reshape the deviated septum.
After surgery, there is more breathing space. Enough cartilage and bone remain to give the nose support.
Some of the most common symptoms of that people experience when they have a deviated septum are:
Loss of smell
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