Septoplasty and Deviated Septum
Your nose’s septum is a long piece of cartilage and bone that separates the right and left nasal passages, and provides the nose with support from the bridge to the tip. Sometimes the septum can become crooked—or deviated—from an injury, or just through otherwise normal growth and development.
A deviated or crooked septum is one of the most common causes of nasal obstruction. Dr. Siegel can correct this issue by performing a septoplasty. Since each person’s septum is unique, Dr. Siegel will tailor the procedure to address your specific circumstance.
Using “cartilage sparing” techniques, Dr. Siegel will fix the obstruction caused by your deviated septum by preserving—not removing—cartilage. The outpatient surgery is done through seamless, internal incisions and takes between 45 minutes to an hour. You will not have external bruising or swelling post-op, and Dr. Siegel does not use packing inside the nose.
A septoplasty can be performed as a single procedure to correct breathing, or in combination with a cosmetic rhinoplasty for patients who also want to change the shape of their nose.