What is Septoplasty?
Who is a Good Candidate for a septoplasty?
How is a Septoplasty Performed?
Septoplasty can be done under general anesthesia or in the office under IV sedation.
The deviated portions of septal cartilage and bone are accessed through an incision inside the nostril. We then trim, straighten, or reposition the septum into the proper midline position.
Splints that stay in place for 5 days may be needed to stabilize the septum as it heals.
What is Recovery Like After Septoplasty?
Patients may have nasal congestion, pain, and headaches for a few days after surgery. Most people can return to normal non-strenuous activities in 3-5 days. No heavy lifting should be done for 2 weeks. Complete healing takes around 6-8 weeks.