As your ENT has told that your husband is having deviated septum (DNS) plus nasal obstruction
and fluid in ears, the need for septoplasty
can be there. Boring holes I think you mean to say is the antral puncture and lavage. This can be done if your doctor is suspecting maxillary sinus infection
which can be detected by an Xray PNS or CT PNS. As your husband is having clinical findings of DNS and is symptomatic for that also, I think a septoplasty should get him relief of the nasal obstruction. Regarding your fear, the tissue does not grom back (nasal septum
) after the mid face stops growing that is by the age of 16.5 years. So, do not worry about regrowing of bone or cartilage. Regarding adenoid removal, at 33 years adenoid removal shoulf have a through preoperative evaluation which I suppose your doctor must have done which may include Xray nasopharynx
and endoscopic examination.
Good luck, Regards