Background: A septoplasty is a surgery to enhance the function of the nose, specifically the septum.
Evaluation: Trauma and/or variations in natural nasal anatomy can lead to anatomic issues causing obstruction.
Pre-op Considerations: Septoplasty surgery has risks and benefits like any surgery. Please see below for specifics.
Surgery: Septoplasty surgery can be done through incisions inside the nose, at times requires an external incision between the nostrils depending on the severity of the problem.
Post-op care: Recovery after septoplasty is typically one week off work, followed by another week of decreased activity.