Nose Surgery (Septoplasty)

septum

Septoplasty refers to surgery to reshape the septum of the nose. The septum is the cartilage and bony structure which forms the middle of the nose, separating left from right sides. A finger touching the tip of the nose rests on the front-most part of the septum.

The septum may be enlarged or deviated, impairing breathing. This can also occur following injury.

 

Dr Anthony Maloof performs septoplasty by keyhole endoscopic surgery to improve access into the nose. This can be done under local anaesthesia requiring only a few hours in a day surgery setting. Afterwards, a septoplasty does NOT change the appearance of the nose, unlike a Rhinoplasty, but may improve breathing.

The video shows limited access into the right side of the nose. A septoplasty is undertaken with removal of cartilage and bone, after which there is improved surgical access to the right side of the nose.

 

 

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