Septoplasty

Septoplasty

 

Septoplasty is a conservative procedure on the septum of the nose that aims to improve airflow. It is done in a different way to a submucous resection. May be combined with rhinoplasty in the procedure called septorhinoplasty.

 

Indications

 

Nasal obstruction

 

Risks

 

Risks of hospital admission, anaesthesia, failure to improve surgery (5-10% request further surgery), worsening of the appearance of the nose, facial swelling and bruising, bleeding, nasal discharge, dryness and crusting.