Monday, April 28, 2014

What is deviated septum surgery?

A deviated nasal septum can be addressed during rhinoplasty or nose job surgery. Deviated septum surgery corrects the wall that separates the two sides of the nose (septum) to straighten it. A deviated septum may be caused by passage through the birth canal, pubescent growth, or trauma. The septum is composed of cartilage and bone. The deviated portions of the cartilage and bone are removed or straightened and a sufficient amount of cartilage is left in place for support of the bridge and tip.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty or nose surgery in Houston, TX.