A deviated septum can lead to significant nasal airway obstruction. Septoplasty or surgery for a deviated septum removes the deviated portions of cartilage and bone leaving enough cartilage for support of the bridge and nasal tip.
Septoplasty is a common operation that is frequently combined with rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, and turbinate reduction. This surgery can be straightforward with mild to moderate deviations and more complex with severe deviations or revision surgery.
If you are considering septoplasty in combination with a rhinoplasty or nose job, it is essential to seek a surgeon well trained and board certified in both procedures.
Dr. Funk is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT surgeon in Houston, TX.