During this surgical procedure, it is not uncommon for ENT surgeons to place splints and/or packing to bring the septum back together after the procedure is performed. Other surgeons avoid placing splints/packing by suturing the septum together.
A relatively new device called the ENTact Septal Stapler is yet another way to get the septum back together after straightening. I tried this device a few years ago, but stopped due to some instrument shortcomings. However, the company has made a few improvements that has made me reconsider trying it.
Check out this video animation on how this device works.
Watch how septoplasty is performed.