► A Septoplasty is done in the following situations,
► The most common symptom of badly deviated septum is difficulty breathing through the nose causing
1· Mouth breathing,
3· Drooling during sleep,
4· Change in voice,
5· Decrease sense of smell and taste
6· Sometimes sleep disturbances.
7· The symptoms are usually worse on one side, and sometimes occur on the side opposite the bend.
► In some cases the crooked septum can interfere with the drainage of the sinuses,
► resulting in repeated sinus infections.
► The septum may also need to be straightened in individuals undergoing sinus
► surgery just so that the instruments needed for this operation can be fit into the nasal cavity.