Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed entirely through the nose, because of that there is no visible bruising or other external signs. The procedure might be combined with a rhinoplasty, in which case the appearance of the nose swollen and bruised around the face. Septoplasty may also be combined with sinus surgery.
Surgery time averages about one to one and a half hours, dependent on the severity of the deviation. Septoplasty can be done with a local or a general anesthetic, and is usually performed on an outpatient basis. After the surgery, the packing is inserted into the nostrills to prevent excessive post-op bleeding. During the procedure, badly deviated portions of the septum may be completely removed, or they may be readjusted and reinserted into the nose.
If a deviated nasal septum is the sole cause for your chronic sinusitis, relief from this severe disorder will be achieved.