Nasal septoplasty repairs and straightens the bone and cartilage that separate the two passages in the nose. Functional nasal surgery improves breathing through the nose.
People who want to repair a crooked, bent or deformed nasal septum that blocks the airway in their nose.
Your surgeon will remove or reposition any cartilage or bone that is causing blockage which requires general anesthesia. Your surgeon will remove or reposition any cartilage or bone that is causing blockage. There is no alteration in the external appearance.
It is normal to have some bloody discharge for the first three to four days after surgery. You should expect some nasal and sinus pressure for the first several days after surgery. You will have nasal congestion and discharge for the first few weeks after surgery.
Most insurance companies will pay for septoplasty if a deviated septum is causing a functional problem.