Can a deviated septum be fixed during rhinoplasty surgery and how is this achieved?
A deviated septum can be addressed during rhinoplasty by various techniques. If an open rhinoplasty is performed, meaning an incision is made on the undersurface of the nose to allow for external visualization, the septum can be addressed through the same incision. If, on the other hand, a closed rhinoplasty is performed, meaning incisions are made within the nose through the nostrils, the septum can be addressed through a separate intranasal incision. The septum is made up of both cartilage and bone, either or both of which can be deviated. The deviation is corrected by removing the specific cartilage and/or bone that is abnormal.