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What is Septoplasty?

The septum structure that divides the nose into two parts and consists of bone and cartilage; Depending on the trauma or congenital problems, it may move away from its normal position and shift to one side. In this case, the curved septum structure causes blockages in the nose and reduces living standards. The procedure applied to remove the existing deformities in the septum is called “septoplasty”. The aim of septoplasty is to eliminate the curvature problem in the septum and to help breathing by preventing obstructions. However, septoplasty may not be required for every nasal curvature, because this operation is preferred in cases where the curvature causes functional problems rather than deformity. Thus, people who have breathing problems due to septal curvature are the best candidates for septoplasty.

What Kind of Problems Does Septum Curvature Cause?

A septal curvature requiring septoplasty can cause more than one problem in the person. These problems can be listed as follows:

  • - Generally, the deviation of the septum causes a fixed obstruction on one side and congestion is observed on this side due to the swelling of the nasal concha. Due to obstruction, complaints such as sleeping with the mouth open and snoring occur and sleep quality is adversely affected.
  • - Depending on the degree of deviation, the feeling of congestion and discomfort varies, sometimes these complaints begin to increase with age and it is necessary to exert more effort to breathe through the nose.

Septoplasty is applied to eliminate all of these problems caused by the curvature of the septum structure. With the septoplasty surgery performed under the control of a specialist physician, the patient can reach the desired living standards.

Who is Septoplasty for?

Even though the septoplasty procedure, which is applied for the treatment of problems such as septum curvature and nasal congestion, is applied to people of all ages, the ideal is to be over the age of 18. Since the development of the nasal structure continues until this age, there is a risk of recurrence of the problem after the operation, and the desired procedures may not be performed while the development continues. Thus, it is recommended to wait for the end of nose development for the most effective treatment.

How is Septoplasty Performed?

Septoplasty requires an operation of approximately 1-1.5 hours. During this procedure, which is performed under local or general anesthesia, patient comfort is kept high. Before the procedure, a few simple tests are performed to measure the suitability of the person for surgery and patients who allow the situation can be taken to the operating table.

After the patient is put to sleep, an incision is made into the nose and the septum structure is reached from there. If there is excessive curve in the bone, it is taken out, cartilage curvatures are corrected in or out of the nose. After making the necessary arrangements, the opened incision is stitched and self-melting threads are used at this stage. For this reason, it is not necessary to remove stitches after the procedure. In cases where there are curvatures outside the nose as well as the septum structure inside the nose and deviations are observed at the tip of the nose, it is difficult to perform all interventions inside the nose. In such cases, open surgery by lifting the tip of the nose may be required. This operation, which is a slightly more complex operation than the other method, takes longer and the recovery process is longer.

As a result; The scope and duration of the procedures applied during septoplasty are determined according to the needs of the person. In addition, in some cases, it may be desirable to reorganize the shape of the nose and eliminate aesthetic defects. In this case, septoplasty is planned simultaneously with rhinoplasty and requires aesthetic operations as well as functional studies. In order to get the most suitable treatment for your needs, it is recommended that you decide on the treatment in consultation with a specialist in the field.

How is the Recovery After Septoplasty?

Since septoplasty is generally performed with an incision made through the nose, the recovery process after the procedure is relatively easy and fast. Patient comfort is also kept high during this time. Since the application is easy and does not damage the surrounding tissues, symptoms such as bruising, edema and swelling do not occur in the area. Thus, the person can return to his daily activities and business life immediately after the application. However, the area still needs to be protected from hard blows and sudden movements until it fully heals. For this, the patient is recommended not to eat for the first 3 hours after the application, and then to be fed with soft and easily chewed foods. What can be done during this process is decided by the physician and determined according to the condition of the person, so the physician will give the most accurate information.

In general, the things to be considered after septoplasty are as follows:

   After the procedure, there may be some pain and ache in the area, the drugs prescribed by the physician should be used in the specified dose in order to relieve these complaints.

   The congestion in the area after the procedure may continue for a while, but the complaints disappear over time and get better. For complaints that do not go away within 1-2 weeks, a doctor should be consulted.

   It is necessary to wait 3 weeks to enter the sea or pool, and 4 weeks to do heavy sports.

   The area should be protected from severe blows until it fully heals.

   After the healing begins in the nose, the crusts formed should not be torn or peeled off.

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