DEVIATED SEPTUM: The Septum is the paper-thin bone and cartilage partition inside the nose that creates two breathing channels through the nose. However, the Septum is delicate and can easily be knocked out of place or take on an “S” shape. When that happens, healthy breathing suffers. The operation to correct a deviated septum is known as Nasal Septoplasty.
Sometimes, a septum acquires an “ S-shape; the septum deviates to both left and right sides of the breathing channel, causing poor breathing on both sides. The process that a plastic surgeon uses to correct a Deviated Septum is called Nasal Septoplasty.« Back to Glossary Index