Septoplasty is a functional surgical procedure to correct the curvature or deviation of the cartilage and bone structure called septum in the nose. Deviated septum can cause problems such as nasal congestion, frequent nasal infections, snoring or breathing difficulties. Septoplasty is usually performed to solve such functional problems, but aesthetic concerns can also be addressed with this operation.
Most of the time, septoplasty can be planned together with rhinoplasty (nose aesthetics) or sinusitis surgery. These combined operations provide a more comprehensive achievement of both aesthetic and functional results. For example, while the aesthetic appearance is corrected with rhinoplasty, respiratory functions can be improved with septoplasty.