What is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is an outpatient surgery to correct a deviated septum. The septum is the thin wall of bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils. When the septum is off-center or crooked, it’s called a deviated septum. A septoplasty straightens a patient’s deviated septum and provides relief from impaired breathing as well as snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.

 

How Does Septoplasty Work?

During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned to the center of your nose. This may require cutting or removing part of cartilage or bone before resetting the septum in the proper position.