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septoplasty

What is Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct a deviated septum. The septum is the wall of bone and cartilage that divides the nasal cavity into two separate chambers. When the septum is deviated, it can cause breathing difficulties, snoring, and other problems.

How it is performed

During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the lining of the nose and lift it away from the septum. The deviated portion of the septum is then removed or repositioned, and the lining of the nose is placed back into its original position. In some cases, additional procedures such as turbinate reduction may be performed at the same time to improve breathing

Why is the surgery done

Septoplasty surgery is done to straighten the deviated septum, allowing for improved airflow through the nasal passages. This can alleviate the symptoms associated with a deviated septum and improve overall quality of life. When the septum is deviated, it can cause several problems, including:

  • Nasal obstruction: A deviated septum can block one or both nasal passages, making it difficult to breathe through the nose. This can lead to snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep-related disorders.
  • Nasal congestion: A deviated septum can cause chronic nasal congestion, which can lead to headaches, facial pain, and sinus infections.
  • Nosebleeds: A deviated septum can cause dryness and irritation of the nasal lining, leading to nosebleeds.
  • Postnasal drip: A deviated septum can cause excess mucus to build up in the nasal passages, leading to postnasal drip and a sore throat.
  • Facial pain: A deviated septum can cause pressure and pain in the face, particularly around the nose and forehead.

What to expect post surgery

Septoplasty is typically done on an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient can go home the same day as the surgery. The patient will usually be under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. After the procedure, the patient may experience some pain, swelling, and nasal congestion, but these symptoms can usually be managed with pain medication and nasal sprays.

Risks associated with the surgery

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with septoplasty. Some of these risks include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring.
  • Perforation
  • Changes in smell

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