Septoplasty is performed to straighten a deviated, or crooked nasal septum. Learn more about septal deviations.
Benefits and goals of surgery
People benefit from a septoplasty when they have:
- A significant nasal septal abnormality and blocked nasal breathing
- Not had adequate symptom relief wth medications
The primary goal of septoplasty surgery is to improve breathing through the nose. Secondarily, some patients may experience improvement in the areas of:
- Nasal discharge
- Post-nasal drip