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Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Repair)

The septum is the middle part of your nose that divides the two sides. It is made out of cartilage and bone and forms a sheet that runs from the front of your nose to the back. A normal septum is in the middle of the nose and divides the left and the right into two equal sides. In some people, the sheet may be bent at the top or bottom, crooked to one side, or the bone may have formed little growths called spurs that block the flow of air into the nose. This is known as a deviated septum, or crooked septum.

In many people, the septum is slightly off center and it does not cause any problems. But for some, the septum may be so deviated it makes it difficult for air to flow through the nose and causes the patient to feel like their nose is blocked all the time. For patients who have a deviated septum and cannot breathe through one or both sides of their nose, a septoplasty may improve nasal breathing.

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A deviated septum can cause many symptoms, including a decreased ability to breathe properly. Other alarming symptoms include:

– The inability to breathe out of one or both sides of the nose
– Alternating sides of your nose feeling blocked
– Chronic mouth breathing/dry mouth
– Nosebleeds
– Facial pain and pressure


During a septoplasty, our board-certified sinus surgeons remove a piece of the cartilage or bone that is causing the blockage. Each incision is made within the nose. This ensures that scars from the surgery are not visible. The procedure does not change the shape or the outward appearance of the nose, though it can be combined with a rhinoplasty if a patient wants a cosmetic change to their nose as well.

The surgery typically takes an hour to complete, and patients are able to return home the same day.

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At My Houston Surgeons, we are able to treat a variety of sinus problems. We can prescribe the right course of action and follow through with state of the art treatment plans for each person. Our office has the most current CT Scanning, cutting edge technology allowing for minimally-invasive, in-office procedures, as well as nationally recognized luxury recovery suites. Plus we have highly-trained, board-certified sinus surgeons to care for you every step of the way.


The recovery time for this type of procedure is usually minimal, though patients may experience congestion and headaches for up to two weeks after the procedure.

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My Houston Surgeons has a number of fellowship trained sinus specialists on our team, ready to treat sinus conditions with the skill and finesse required. Our team is highly trained in a wide variety surgical treatments concerning sinus and nasal disorders, so you can rest assured that your sinus treatment will be the one best suited for your health and full recovery.

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Additionally, to learn more about sinus, read the following blogs. They provide surgery tips, reasons to finally book the procedure and also the most common medical conditions that a sinus surgeon can treat.

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