Septoplasty is surgery to correct a deviated nasal septum.

It can be performed only in case of functional gene (nasal obstruction) or associated with a rhinoplasty (septorhinoplasty).


Septoplasty is performed as an outpatient (in and out the same day), under general anesthesia. It lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

The incisions are made inside the nose are sutured with resorbable sutures.

The surgeon may leave in place transiently 2 small internal splint to keep the septum is open.

Postoperative periods

A control consultation takes place between the 10th and the 15th postoperative day. If endonasal splints, Dr. Jeanniot proceeds to their ablation. This gesture is not painful. The improvement on the breath is immediate.

The possible disadvantages of septoplasty are feeling clogged nose while wearing braces and a transient decrease of smell.

Our opinion

Rhinoplasty should often be associated with septoplasty. Indeed the nasal septum is one of the elements of the structure of the nose. A deflection or sagging can result in defects on the external appearance of the nose. Training in the study and repair of the nasal septum is part of the specialty « Maxillofacial Surgery ».

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