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Septoplasty

Deviated Septum Correction

A septoplasty is performed to correct a deviated septum, alleviating breathing difficulties and reduced airflow of the nasal airway.

What words should I know about septoplasty?

Cartilage

Connective tissue that forms the structure of the nose.

Columella

The narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug is injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Mucosal lining

A thin layer of membrane that covers the surface of the septum.

Septoplasty

Surgery to correct and straighten the septum.

Septum

Bone and cartilage located in the nose that separates the two nostrils.



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