Nasal septum surgery (Septoplasty)
Nasal septum surgery (septoplasty)
Deviated septum can result from various injuries or trauma, as well as be congenital. Displacement of the wall between the nostrils causes nasal blockage, resulting in breathing difficulties as well as asymmetrical appearance of the nose. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct deviated septum. Septoplasty surgery straightens the septum, allowing better airflow through the nostrils as well as creating a more symmetrical appearance of the nose.
How the surgery is performed?
During the surgery an incision is made in the inner part of the nose. Cartilage and bone septal distortions that interfere with breathing are removed; the septum is formed in the center line. Sometimes thin silicone plates are placed on both sides of the septum to protect it from injury and keep it in the center line. The incision is closed, using dissolvable sutures.
- 1-2 weeks after surgery there may be blood-like discharge from the nose;
- Difficult breathing may be experienced 3-4 weeks after surgery;
- It is forbidden to wear glasses for two months after surgery;
- Increased physical activity should be avoided for at least 2-3 months after surgery;
- The nose fully heals in 3-4 months after surgery.