Deviated Nasal Septum

The nasal septum is a midline partition that separates from the right and left nasal cavities. It comprises of cartilage in front (anterior) and bone at the back (posterior). Up to 90% of the population have some degree of deviation of the nasal septum. Most do not cause any symptoms. The more severe nasal septal deviations cause unilateral (one-sided) nasal blockage.


If the deviation is significant, a simple procedure can be performed to straighten the crooked septum. This procedure is called Septoplasty.

Facts about Septoplasty

  1. Performed under general anaesthesia
  2. Day surgery procedure
  3. Fairly painless
  4. High success rate