Septoplasty (Nasal surgery)
A Septoplasty is the surgical procedure to straighten a deviated, “twisted”, “bent” or “crooked” septum to improve breathing, function, sinus infections, comfort and possibly, cosmetic.
Many individuals go through their entire lives never knowing that their difficulty breathing through the nose could be corrected through a Septoplasty. Many people breathe very loudly and many people may think they are “stuffed up” but they , in fact, suffer from a deviated septum and when their tissues naturally swell the side with the extreme deviation is even more restricted.
Are You A Candidate For Septoplasty?
If you are having difficulty breathing, either constantly or sporadically, one sided or both, interchangeable or not, you should seek out an exam by a qualified Otolaryngologist; ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist. There are very few people in the world with a perfectly straight septum. But usually when the bend or deviation is great enough it can cause problems. And even if you are diagnosed with a deviated septum, it may only be a posterior (rear or back) deviation in which the front half is fine but the back half is ‘”crooked”. Not only can a deviated septum wreak havoc on your ability to breathe through your nose, if severe enough it could contribute to repeat sinus infections. If you are just having sinus surgery but the tools and instruments are having difficulty accessing the sinus cavities it is quite possible that you will need a Septoplasty as well.