Nasal septum reconstruction
Nasal septum reconstruction is surgery that straightens the nasal septum. The septum is the central wall that divides the 2 nasal passages in the nose.
Another name for this procedure is nasal septoplasty.
When is it used?
Reasons for doing this procedure are:
- The septum is deviated (bent out of shape) from an injury and it is hard for you to breathe through your nose.
- You have recurring sinus infections or pain due to a deviated nasal septum.
- The septum has a blood clot (hematoma) from an injury that does not allow you to breathe normally.
- You have been having a lot of nosebleeds.