Nasal breathing is important to achieve a good adaptation of air that enters our body. The deviation of the nasal septum, a structure of cartilage and bone that separates the two nostrils inside the nose, It is the main cause of nasal obstruction in the adult.
The consequences of nasal obstruction may be dryness of throat, headache, Repeat sinusitis, nasal bleeding, snoring, excessive tiredness to practice sport and even tooth malposition and alteration of the sense of smell.
The deviation of the septum is corrected by a procedure called Septoplasty. Surgery of the nasal septum is often accompanied by surgery on the nasal turbinates, elements inside the nose which serve to warm and humidify inspired air and excessively developed in cases of nasal deviation as well as in cases of chronic rhinitis.
Septoplasty is the only effective treatment for a deviated nose, Since medical treatments can not modify the shape of the septum. However, deviation does not important symptoms the patient can decide to not operate.
Sometimes it is necessary to make the septoplasty to access the sinuses of the nose when the patient requires a Endoscopic Sinus surgery.
Septoplasty is a functional surgery, that is to say that it is intended to improve nasal breathing. When you want to further modify the shape of the nose with a purpose aesthetics is called Rhinoplasty.