What is Septoplasty?
Septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, is a surgical procedure performed for treating the nasal blockage mostly caused by a deviated septum. A deviated septum is a displacement of the wall consisting of bone and cartilage between the nostrils. Besides septum, enlarged bone structures called turbinates may also block parts of the nose and cause for difficulty in breathing. Septoplasty is also used for treating long-term sinusitis, removal of nasal polyps, and treating the other conditions that block the nasal airway. The main purpose of this surgery is to form a nose through which we may breathe easily.