Thursday, December 20, 2012

Deviated septum and Septoplasty

During rhinoplasty, aka nose surgery, a septoplasty may need to be performed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum may occur due to numerous reasons such as trauma, pubescent growth, or passage through the birth canal during labor. Correcting a deviated septum during rhinoplasty is done by removing the deviated portions of septum and bone. Other curvatures are addressed by scoring or weakening the cartilage, bracing it with a bone graft or PDS plate, and even possible replacing the deviated portions of septum with straighter ones. Your surgeon should be trained both in the functional and cosmetic aspects of rhinoplasty to be able to correct these issues.

Dr. Funk is a nose surgery expert in Houston, TX.