If you’re tired of dealing with persistent nasal problems caused by a deviated septum, look into septoplasty surgery. This corrective procedure will eliminate frustrating symptoms like frequent nosebleeds and leave you breathing free.
A septoplasty can take up to an hour and a half. Depending on the surgeon, the surgery may start with the use of an endoscope, a small medical implement featuring a light and a camera. This is used to get a closer look at the septum, improving the accuracy of the procedure.
After the use of either general or local anesthesia (depending on the preferences of the patient and the surgeon), a cut will be made on one side of the septum. For more in-depth septoplasties, a cut is also made on the outside of the nose.
The patient’s septal skin is raised, giving the surgeon full access to the septum, which is made of bone and cartilage. The excess bone and cartilage is strategically removed, leaving a straight septum that can still support the skin of the nose. Afterwards, the skin of the septum is returned to its normal position. Any incisions are stitched closed with absorbable sutures. Once the septoplasty is complete, splints may be placed in the nostrils to support the area during the healing process.
You can have your deviated septum straightened during the course of a single surgical procedure, so what are you waiting for? Doctors Marcelo Ghersi and Jason Altman, both board-certified plastic surgeons, are available to help you correct your septum quickly and easily. To learn more about septoplasty, contact our office today to set up a consultation.