Septoplasty is commonly performed with rhinoplasty surgery. Cartilage from the septum is frequently required for grafting purposes during rhinoplasty.
Septoplasty is surgery to correct a deviated septum. The septum is composed of cartilage in the front and bone in the back. During septoplasty, the pink skin surrounding the cartilage and bone is elevated to expose the deviated portions and these are removed. The straight bridge and front of the cartilaginous septum is left in place for support of the nose. The pink skin is then sewn back together.
Septoplasty should be performed by someone with experience in nasal surgery.
Dr. Funk is a nose surgery expert in Houston, TX.