Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed entirely through the nostrils accordingly no bruising or external signs occur. The surgery might be combined with a rhinoplasty in which case the external appearance of the nose is altered and swelling/bruising of the face is evident. Septoplasty may also be combined with sinus surgery.
The time required for the operation averages about one to one and a half hours depending on the deviation. It can be done with a local or a general anesthetic and is usually done on an outpatient basis. After the surgery nasal packing is inserted to prevent excessive postoperative bleeding. During the surgery badly deviated portions of the septum may be removed entirely 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.