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Nasal Airway Surgery

This type of surgery is designed to correct deviations of the wall between your nostrils…

The nasal airway procedure, also known as ‘septoplasty’ or ‘trimming of turbinates’, is a surgical procedure that focuses on treating the wall found between the nostrils, called the ‘septum’. The septum is mainly made up of cartilage, however it does become more like bone at the back of the nose.

How is nasal airway surgery performed?

This surgery normally requires general anaesthetic, however for select cases a local anaesthetic may be used. Our surgeons will create an incision along the lining of the nose, just inside the rim of the nostril. This lining is then slightly levitated from the cartilage in order to allow proper access to the septum and bonier foundations further in the back of the nose. Parts of the cartilage are removed or reshaped to encourage the septum to come back to a more optimal position.

To find out more about nasal airway surgery, or to book a consultation at our Melbourne medical clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.