This surgery corrects a deviated septum. Your septum is a thin wall of cartilage and bone inside your nose. It separates your nostrils. If you have a deviated septum, it is crooked or off center.


To begin, you are given medicine to numb your nose and to relax you. Or, you may be put to sleep. The surgeon makes an incision inside your nose to reach your septum.

Correcting the Septum

The surgeon carefully trims and adjusts the cartilage and bone to straighten your septum. Parts of your septum may be removed. Sometimes, grafts of cartilage are put in place. The techniques your surgeon uses depend on your needs.

End of Procedure

When the surgery is done, the incision is closed. Soft splints may be placed in your nostrils. Your nose is bandaged. Your healthcare provider will give you tips to help your recovery.