Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Surgery)

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Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Surgery) in Atlanta

The nasal septum is a thin wall of cartilage that divides the nose into two cavities. Many people have a deviated septum, meaning that the wall is crooked. It can arise from birth or be a result of trauma or previous surgery. Depending on the location and the severity, a deviated septum can lead to nasal obstruction and external, visible deviations of the nose.

Our top Atlanta sinus doctors are experts at performing septoplasties to treat deviated septums. At Atlanta Sinus Center, we pride ourselves on patient happiness and dedicate ourselves to the treatment and relief of sinus and nasal conditions. If you require deviated septum surgery, schedule an appointment today using the form on this page.

 

What is a septoplasty?

At Sinus Center of Atlanta, a septoplasty (deviated septum surgery) is a surgical procedure performed on a patient with a deviated septum in order to straighten or change the shape of the septum and improve symptoms resulting from nasal obstruction. The deviated septum surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia and is usually done on an outpatient basis. During the surgery, the septum is repositioned and realigned to open the nasal airway. If needed, a turbinate reduction can be performed at the same time.

 

How does a septoplasty work?

A septoplasty begins with the doctor making a small incision inside the nostril in order to view the bone and cartilage directly. Then the deviated portions of bone and cartilage along the septum are reshaped. Once the septum is straightened, the incision is stitched up. Splints may be placed inside the nostrils to help the septum heal straight and minimize the formation of scar tissue after surgery.

how a septoplasty works

What are the advantages of a deviated septum surgery?

  • Fast and easy recovery
  • Very little discomfort or pain after surgery
  • No external bruising or swelling and no black eyes
  • Effective relief from nasal obstruction that increases over time
  • Will not change the appearance of your nose, unless performed as part of a rhinoplasty

 

What results can I expect from a septoplasty?

After surgery, most patients report a significant improvement in nasal airflow within three to six weeks. There may be initial swelling and nasal congestion immediately following the procedure, but there is usually minimal pain during the recovery period and patients can return to non-strenuous activities the day after surgery, with normal activities resumed within one week.

 

Take the first step towards healthy breathing and relief from nasal obstruction and related symptoms. Make an appointment at the Sinus Center of Atlanta for an evaluation today. If a deviated septum is found during your evaluation, our physicians will correct it to improve your breathing as part of your nasal treatment and overall improved health.

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