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Septorhinoplasty / deviated nasal septum procedure

Septorhinoplasty / deviated nasal septum procedure

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Information about our Septorhinoplasty surgery
 
What is a Septorhinoplasty / deviated nasal septum procedure?
Septoplasty (SEP-toe-plas-tee) is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils (septum). When the septum is crooked, it's known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it harder to breathe through your nose and can increase the risk of sinus infections due to poor drainage.

During septoplasty, your nasal septum is repositioned to the middle of your nose. This may require your surgeon to cut and remove parts of your nasal septum before reinserting them in the proper position.
Once a septoplasty is healed, you'll likely find it's easier to breathe. Your surgeon can discuss what septoplasty can achieve for you

Why have a Septorhinoplasty / deviated nasal septum procedure?
A crooked septum is common. But when it's severe, a deviated septum can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow, causing difficulty breathing through one or both sides of your nose.

Septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning and replacing cartilage, bone or both.

If you experience symptoms — such as difficulty breathing through your nose — that affect your quality of life, you may consider surgery to fix a deviated septum.

How is the surgery performed?
Septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning and replacing cartilage or bone. The surgeon works through incisions inside the nose. Occasionally it is necessary to make a small incision between the nostrils.
 
If the nasal bones are crooked and pushing the septum off to one side, it may be necessary to make cuts in the bones of the nose to reposition them. Spreader grafts are small, reinforcing strips of cartilage that can be used to help correct a deviated septum when the problem is along the bridge of the nose. Sometimes these are necessary to effectively straighten the septum.
 
During surgery, the incision is closed with absorbable suture. Soft silicone splints may be inserted inside each nostril to support the septum. To prevent postoperative bleeding, your doctor may place bandage-like material in your nose (packing).

Quick facts table

Procedure Septorhinoplasty / deviated nasal septum procedure
Duration of the operation: Up to 3 hours
Stay: Minimum of 4 days in our recovery house
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Recovery: Normally up to 2 weeks to return to work
Exercise: Normally a minimum of 3 weeks after your operation
Pain: Post-operative pain should be mild but of course depends on the patient
Results timeframe: You will see some results once swelling goes down after 2 weeks.  A close to final result should appear after 6 months and then a final result up to a year.
Popular Combinations: Most people combine with a nose job or other facial surgeries such as facelift, eyelid/eyebrow surgery, forehead lift as well as any of our supplementary dental, Botox or filler treatments.

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