When is septoplasty surgery required for a deviated septum, and what will happen if it is left untreated?Ear, Nose & Throat Plastic Surgery
Septoplasty is necessary if you experience frequent nasal obstruction, that is not able to able to be controlled with medications.
It can also be part of the therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
If a deviated nasal septum is left untreated, the symptoms of nasal obstruction will persist. If the problem is part of the spectrum of OSA, then long term complications of OSA such as high blood pressure, heart problems and increased risk of stroke may occur.