A 16-year-old female asked:
what is a septoplasty. i was told i would need one from a perferated septum about dime sized almost that's not from drugs?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Reshaping of septum: Septoplasty is surgery to reshape the septum. What you describe seems more involved. Repairing a dime-sized perforation is a bigger surgery. You may want to clarify that.
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Repair of septum: A septoplasty means a plastic surgery procedure on the septum. It is not descriptive of the surgical technique which can consist of a series of different maneuvers to repair the hole in the septum. On occasion, the simplest method is simply to plug the hole with a button. Other more complex techniques require rearrangement of the remaining tissues of the nose, occasionally using distant tissue.
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Septoplasty: A septoplasty is different from a septal perforation repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Last updated Nov 4, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.