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Septoplasty: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Reconstruction of nasal septum

How is the treatment done?

Septoplasty is a procedure where the deviated septum of your nose is restructured. Septum is a displacement of the bone and the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. During this procedure, the septum is straightened and restructured in the middle of your nose. During this surgery, some parts of the septum may be removed before they are restructured. The deviation in the septum causes trouble breathing and the physical structure of your nose appears to be abnormal. Having a deviated septum is common and if they are left untreated for a long time then it might lead to crusting or bleeding. This procedure straightens the cartilage of the nose or the bone and sometimes both. This deviation of your septum may be caused by any previous injury or it may be present since birth. However, with this procedure there might be some risks involved such as bleeding, change in the shape of your nose, a temporary numb feeling in the upper gum and the teeth. There might be some other complications with this procedure such as bleeding, scarring, perforation of your septum or maybe even an altered nose shape. In some cases one can also have a decreased sense of smell. If you face these symptoms after your surgery then seek medical help as soon as possible.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The procedure begins with various tests and physical examinations. The surgeon might also look into your medical history to avoid any complications after the procedure. Any surgery requires anesthesia, in this procedure you require a local anesthesia where the anesthesia is limited to your nose. The anesthetic injection is introduced in your nasal tissues. This anesthesia makes you drowsy but you are not fully unconscious. There is a process of trimming, repositioning and replacement of the cartilage or the bone. There is an incision in the nose, and there might be cuts in the bones of the nose in order to reposition the deformed structures. There is also a procedure of grafting where the crooked cartilage is straightened. During the surgery, the incision is then closed by with the help of an absorbable suture and soft splints are attached inside to support the nostrils and the septum. Bandages are also placed to prevent internal bleeding. After this procedure if you are not cautious then you might suffer bleeding from the operated are for which you need to seek medical help as soon as possible. It is advised that you do not strain yourself or blow your nose in a harsh manner in order to recover properly.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you experience symptoms like difficulty in breathing and if you notice that the physical structure of your nose is crooked then you are eligible for this procedure.

Are there any side effects?

If you have already undergone many past surgeries then you may not be eligible for the surgery as it can trigger many complications. However, there are no specific conditions where you are not eligible for the treatment but you should consult with your medical expert to be on the safe side.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Some side effects of the procedure might be internal bleeding, certain infections and temporary numbness in the gum and teeth. You might also have a deviated septum and some individuals might have a decreased smell sensation as well.

How long does it take to recover?

To prevent further swelling and bleeding you should avoid heavy activities such as jogging and aerobics so that the blood flow does not get elevated which might result into nose bleeding. You should not blow your nose and elevate your head while sleeping.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The first two days after the surgery is the hardest and it takes about a week to completely remediate the pain, swelling and the numbness. There is a chance of bleeding from the operated area for which you need to be cautious and seek medical help as soon as possible.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The average cost of this procedure ranges from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 45,000 in India.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of the treatment is known to be permanent unless and until you face any injury in the affected area.

Safety: Service Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Low Price Range:

Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 45,000

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Septoplasty - What You Need To Know About Its Procedure?

DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Septoplasty - What You Need To Know About Its Procedure?

The nasal septum divides the nose into two nostrils or airways. When this septum is defective in structure or position, it can cause several physical difficulties like breathing problemssleep apneableedingsinusitis, etc. The surgery to correct the nasal septum is known as septoplasty. The surgery is very common and ha
s a high rate of success.
 
Reason: When the bone and cartilage separating the two chambers is crooked and deformed, it prevents the air from flowing properly through either one of the nostrils. People suffering from this condition often breathe through their mouth and this leads to respiratory tract infections. So, the septum is fixed with the help of septoplasty.
 
Procedure

  1. First, your medical history is taken. A thorough physical examination is conducted and the nose is photographed from the inside and the outside. You may also be asked to avoid medication like ibuprofennaproxen and aspirin for a few days since these can increase the bleeding after surgery.
  2. Septoplasty is performed under general or localized anesthesia and takes about 90 minutes. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the mucus membrane is lifted.
  3. Then, the pieces of cartilage that are affecting normal functioning are repositioned or removed.
  4. If the nasal bone is causing the septum to be wrongly aligned, then cuts are made on the bone and it is positioned correctly.
  5. Sometimes, cartilage grafts (called spreader grafts) are put in between the upper nose cartilage and the septum to widen the narrow nostril.
  6. After this, the mucus membrane is put back in place and stitched.

 Post- surgical care: A nasal support is put inside the nose to help it heal and keep it straight. The support is removed after two days but there may be swelling and occasional nasal discharge for a few days. The tissues and cartilage become stable within 4 to 6 months. You are asked not to blow your nose or cough and sneeze too much as these might displace the nasal support. The head is to be kept at a higher level than the rest of the body while sleeping and physically demanding exercises are to be avoided in order to prevent nosebleeds.
 
Risks: Septoplasty is not performed if the patient had high level of blood sugar or high blood pressure. It is also delayed in case of any kind of infection in the nose, mouth or in the respiratory tract. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Post Surgical Care For Septoplasty!

DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Kota
Post Surgical Care For Septoplasty!

The nasal septum divides the nose into two nostrils or airways. When this septum is defective in structure or position, it can cause several physical difficulties like breathing problems, sleep apnea, bleeding, sinusitis, etc. The surgery to correct the nasal septum is known as septoplasty. The surgery is very common and has a high rate of success.
 
Reason: When the bone and cartilage separating the two chambers is crooked and deformed, it prevents the air from flowing properly through either one of the nostrils. People suffering from this condition often breathe through their mouth and this leads to respiratory tract infections. So, the septum is fixed with the help of septoplasty.
 
Procedure

  1. First, your medical history is taken. A thorough physical examination is conducted and the nose is photographed from the inside and the outside. You may also be asked to avoid medication like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin for a few days since these can increase the bleeding after surgery.
  2. Septoplasty is performed under general or localized anesthesia and takes about 90 minutes. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the mucus membrane is lifted.
  3. Then, the pieces of cartilage that are affecting normal functioning are repositioned or removed.
  4. If the nasal bone is causing the septum to be wrongly aligned, then cuts are made on the bone and it is positioned correctly.
  5. Sometimes, cartilage grafts (called spreader grafts) are put in between the upper nose cartilage and the septum to widen the narrow nostril.
  6. After this, the mucus membrane is put back in place and stitched.

 
Post- surgical care: A nasal support is put inside the nose to help it heal and keep it straight. The support is removed after two days but there may be swelling and occasional nasal discharge for a few days. The tissues and cartilage become stable within 4 to 6 months. You are asked not to blow your nose or cough and sneeze too much as these might displace the nasal support. The head is to be kept at a higher level than the rest of the body while sleeping and physically demanding exercises are to be avoided in order to prevent nosebleeds.
 
Risks: Septoplasty is not performed if the patient had high level of blood sugar or high blood pressure. It is also delayed in case of any kind of infection in the nose, mouth or in the respiratory tract.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Septoplasty!

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Know More About Septoplasty!

The nasal septum divides the nose into two nostrils or airways. When this septum is defective in structure or position, it can cause several physical difficulties like breathing problems, sleep apnea, bleeding, sinusitis, etc. The surgery to correct the nasal septum is known as septoplasty. The surgery is very common and has a high rate of success.

Reason: When the bone and cartilage separating the two chambers is crooked and deformed, it prevents the air from flowing properly through either one of the nostrils. People suffering from this condition often breathe through their mouth and this leads to respiratory tract problems. So, the septum is fixed with the help of septoplasty.

Procedure:

  1. First, your medical history is taken. A thorough physical examination and endoscopy is conducted and the nose is photographed from the inside and the outside. You may also be asked to avoid medication like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin for a few days since these can increase the bleeding after surgery.

  2. Septoplasty is performed under general or localized anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the mucus membrane is lifted.

  3. Then, the pieces of cartilage that are affecting normal functioning are repositioned or removed.

  4. If the nasal bone is causing the septum to be wrongly aligned, then cuts are made on the bone and it is positioned correctly.

  5. Sometimes, cartilage grafts (called spreader grafts) are put in between the upper nose cartilage and the septum to widen the narrow nostril.

  6. After this, the mucus membrane is put back in place and stitched.

Post- surgical care: A nasal support or packs are put inside the nose to help it heal and keep it straight. The support is removed after two days but there may be swelling and occasional nasal discharge for a few days. The tissues and cartilage become stable within 4 to 6 months. You are asked not to blow your nose or cough and sneeze too much as these might displace the nasal support. The head is to be kept at a higher level than the rest of the body while sleeping and physically demanding exercises are to be avoided in order to prevent nosebleeds. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have been suggested septoplasty .is it risky operation and in how many days would I recover.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, Septoplasty is a procedure done for DNS it is safe and gives good symptomatic relief. It is a simple operation in good hands there will be a nasal pack which will be removed next day. You may have some blood stained mucous discharge form nose for 2-3 days. There will be some stuffiness and blockage of nose for a few days for which drops will be given. Some amount of irritation and dryness is common upto 2 months. If you require any external nose correction to give good shape it can be done in same sitting. You can consult a plastic surgeon.
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What is the reason why the nasal closure after the septoplastic operation and holes in the ear.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
It is normal to have some nasal closure for first few weeks after the surgery. Your nasal passage and breathing should return to normal 2-3 weeks after surgery. You can use nasal saline mist spray can be used every 2-3 hours after surgery and can make your nose more comfortable after surgery. These sprays (Ayr, Ocean, Simple Saline) are over-the-counter medications and can be purchased in any pharmacy. If you were taking nasal steroid sprays prior to surgery you should avoid using these for at least 2 weeks after sinus surgery to allow the lining of the nose and sinuses to heal. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to restart this medicine. Avoid straining, heavy lifting (> 20 lbs) and nose blowing for at least 10 days after surgery. Straining or nose blowing soon after surgery may cause bleeding. You can resume 50% of your regular exercise regimen at 1 week after surgery and your normal routine 2 weeks after surgery.

I am a 33 years old male suffering from sinus problem for last ten years. Undergone septoplasty in 2007. But again my nose problem everyday. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
You need ent evaluation and nasal endoscopy then we can treat you accordingly avoid cold, fried and spicy things.

Hi, I am 34 years old and I am suffering from sneezing and nasal discharge for many years. Last year I got septoplasty done on the recommendation of an ent doctor. For around 9 months after that, I was better. But since last 1-2 months, the problems have surfaced again with almost same intensity. I feel heavy itching nostrils, sneezing and nasal discharge almost everyday. Sometimes the situation persist for whole day. I consulted one ent specialist around 2 months ago who suggested me to get a" serum ige level" test done. He told me that based on that test, allergy shots would be given. Then I got the idea that may be I need to go to an allergy specialist for cure to my problem. But before that I have some questions, 1. Are there allergy shots which can give relief for sometime. 2. What is the most relevant speciality of doctor in my case. 3. Is there a complete or permanent cure for this problem. 4. How long would be the treatment. 5. Are there any side effects.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice