A deviated septum can lead to significant nasal breathing problems and even nose bleeds. Septoplasty can easily correct a deviated septum. However, sometimes the cartilage can lose correction and return to its deviated state.
Revision septoplasty is a difficult procedure. Frequently a bone graft, PDS plate, or spreader grafts may be needed to stabilize the septum. Weakening of the septal cartilage to remove its memory and suturing techniques may also help. Most important, it is important to seek a trained and expert nasal surgeon when pursuing this type of surgery.
Dr. Funk is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT practicing in Houston, TX.