When your septum (the thin wall that separates your nasal passages) is off-center or displaced to one side, you may experience breathing issues or suffer from sleep apnea. Your nose may also appear crooked. A septoplasty is very low-risk outpatient surgery that straightens a deviated septum.
OverviewWhy undergo septoplasty?
Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute perform medically necessary nose surgeries to correct a deviated septum. A nasal septum is an important structure within the nose, as it is the thick band of fibrous tissue and bone that separates the two nasal passages, as well as supporting the nose and its airflow.
A deviated septum is a medical nose condition that occurs when this bone or cartilage, or both, are not straight, thus constricting the natural airflow. It can also result in a nose appearance that looks unnatural or imperfect. Many patients who are diagnosed with a deviated septum suffer from sleep apnea and snoring. Septoplasty by our APSI plastic surgeons straightens the nasal septum, resulting in an alleviation of these symptoms, as well as a more cosmetically appealing nose.