Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils.
Nasal septum repair
Most patients receive general
Your surgeon will make a cut inside the wall on one side of your nose.
mucus membranethat covers the wall will be lifted up.
- Then your surgeon will remove or move any cartilage or bone that is causing the blockage in the area.
- After this, your surgeon will put the mucus membrane back in place. This membrane will be held in place by stitches, splints, or packing material.
Why the Procedure Is Performed
Review Date: 02/17/2009
Reviewed By: Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle , WA . Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.