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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?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 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.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Septoplasty: A septoplasty is different from a septal perforation repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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