Can a deviated septum be fixed during rhinoplasty surgery and how is this achieved?
It is very common to repair septal deviations at the time of rhinoplasty surgery. Mild septal deviations are seen very frequently and do not necessarily need to be corrected unless they’re creating airway obstruction. This functional correction can be carried out at the same time as cosmetic surgery. Obviously, the functional component of the surgery is reimbursable and can be covered through your insurance plan but that does not imply that the cosmetic portions of the surgery would. Again, the septal surgery can be carried out at the same time and it really does not extend the recovery period from a rhinoplasty at all. So, having both corrected at the same time makes a lot sense from both the recovery perspective and a global outcome.