Septoplasty | Septorhinoplasty
What Is Septoplasty?
Septoplasty is a nose surgery that straightens the cartilage that divides the nostrils, called the septum. This is a corrective treatment that is done to improve nostril symmetry and breathing caused by a deviated septum. The Rhinoplasty Society is a professional, nonprofit organization of surgeons who are experienced in plastic and reconstructive nose surgery. We aim to pair potential patients with skilled doctors who have years of excellence in rhinoplasty and can produce noticeable improvements to the look and function of the nose.
Candidates for Septoplasty
Many people have a degree of septum asymmetry. But when a crooked septum prevents you from breathing comfortably, corrective surgery may be needed. Septoplasty can be performed for patients who struggle with breathing issues related to their nose and are in generally good health. To determine if you are a good candidate for septoplasty, you will need to have a physical examination to assess your septum deviation and decide if nose surgery can help.
How Is It Done?
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed using either local or general anesthesia. During the operation, the cartilage that forms the septum is trimmed, repositioned, or replaced as needed to achieve the desired result. The ultimate goal of septoplasty is to straighten the septum, which improves airflow through the nostrils. You may also require an autograft if cartilage needs to be rebuilt.
Improve Your Breathing
When most people think of rhinoplasty, they often think of the cosmetic appearance of the nose. But there are techniques that can be used to improve a patient's breathing and quality of life. Septoplasty can be performed on its own or during a cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve the symmetry of the nostrils, straighten the septum, and improve breathing. As The Rhinoplasty Society, we understand how significant the payoffs of this nose surgery can be.