Is there a non-surgical way to fix a deviated septum?
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Not All Deviated Septums Need to be fixed
Correcting a Deviated Septum
Thank you for your question. It is not really possible to permanently move the septum with your fingers with any reasonable amount of force. The septum is made of both bone and cartilage, and sometimes portions need to be actually removed in order to open the airway and correct the deviation.
If you are not looking for any external changes to your nose, typically a septoplasty can be performed by carefully placed incisions inside the nose. It is usually not a very painful or prolonged recovery.
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