Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils. When the septum is crooked it is called a Deviated Nasal Septum.
A deviated septum occurs when the septum is displaced to one side of the nose.
Most people with a deviated septum have one nasal passage that is significantly smaller than the other. A deviated septum is the most common septum defect, and Septoplasty is the only way to fix it.
Septoplasty Surgery corrects the displacement of the septum, allowing for better airflow through the nose.
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Preparing for a Septoplasty
Nil by mouth post 12 midnight.
Ensure a family member or friend is available to accompany and drive you back home. Pre- surgery pictures and markings for surgery.
A septoplasty takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The surgeon will make an incision on one side of your nose to access the septum. He or she will then lift up the mucus membrane (the protective covering of the septum). Then, the surgeon will shift the deviated septum into its proper position. Obstructions like extra pieces of bone or cartilage will be removed. The final step is the repositioning of the mucus membrane. You may need stitches to hold the septum and membrane in place. Sometimes, packing the nose with cotton is enough to hold the structures in position.
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Recovery After a Septoplasty
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Although wound healing after a septoplasty may be fairly rapid, the overall healing process can be slow.
Cartilage and other nasal tissues can take up to a year to settle into their new shape. Your breathing is likely to improve shortly after surgery and will continue to improve as your nose heals.
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