The cartilaginous structure that separates our both nostrils is called the septum. In this cartilage compartment, there may be congenital growth problems or curvatures due to subsequent trauma. We call this Septum deviation. This can lead to blockages in the way the air in the nose passes, causing breathing problems. When we cannot breathe through the nose, we will breathe air that is not heated and humidified, so the ground will be prepared for frequent upper respiratory tract infections.
Since there is no bone intervention, there will be no bruising, pain and swelling. We often perform this surgery called septoplasty together during rhinoplasty. It is a procedure that can be done in the same session with other surgeries.
It is the process that can vary between 30-45 minutes. It is usually done under general anesthesia. It is made using invisible incisions through the nose. Sometimes during the procedure, nasal concha surgery (concha surgery) and nasal valve surgery can also be performed in the same session. After the correction, stitches that can dissolve in a few weeks are placed in the nasal mucosa. After the procedure, silicone is placed in the nose.
The healing process
Unless a serious complication develops, patients are discharged on the same day. Tampons are removed within 2-3 days. Usually there is no pain, but pain relievers are used routinely. Nasal wash solutions are very important. It may take a few weeks for the edema and crusting in the nose to disappear.
Things to consider in septoplasty surgery:
In all aesthetic or essential surgeries, one of the most important issues that the person should pay attention to is the choice of hospital and doctor. Since septum surgery is a serious surgical operation that requires expertise, it is important to choose the right doctor and hospital for this surgery. After septoplasty surgery, which is usually performed under local anesthesia, nasal packing is inserted and the patient is discharged. It is recommended to rest for a short time after the operation. After this period, the patient can continue his daily life and working life normally.