Septoplasty Overview (and all things Septum): symptoms, anatomy, surgery.

Septoplasty Overview (and all things Septum)

The septum is the wall that separates the 2 sides of your nose
Pink mucosa (skin) covering cartilate and bone
When its not straight = deviated
Can de deviated from birth, any trauma
Can narrow or block one or both sides of the nose
Can lead to stuffy nose, trouble breathing
Can contribute to apnea
Can also indirectly worsen sinus issues
Sometimes can cause crusting, scabbing, bleeding

Septoplasty = relatively simple surgery to straighten the septum
Requires anesthesia
Can affect the tip of the nose and nostril shape if deviated all the way to the front
Minimal or no swelling, even that night (unless other procedures done at same time)
Can greatly improve quality of life
Not every little bend needs to be straightened

Medical Disclaimer: All comments are generalizations and intended to be for educational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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