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Septoplasty, which is preferred for the curvature of the middle wall of the nose due to different reasons, especially septum deviation, is a surgical operation in which cartilage and bone tissues are arranged. The purpose of septoplasty is to remove the bone and cartilage tissues that prevent breathing in the nose and to position the existing tissues correctly.

Septoplasty, which is a frequently preferred surgery today, allows the person to reach a comfortable breathing comfort in daily life.

Why is Septoplasty done?

The main goal in septoplasty is to eliminate the problem of patients’ inability to use the airways effectively due to nasal bone and cartilage curvatures. This situation, which is also common during sleep, can cause throat infections, dry mouth, mouth and tooth complaints. While the inability to breathe properly is the main element of the snoring problem in some patients, it sometimes paves the way for sinusitis. In the face of this situation, which affects life negatively, septoplasty is preferred in order to bring comfort to the daily lives of patients.

How is Septoplasty Performed?

Before the operation, the general health status of the patient and the disorders related to the nasal septum structure are examined. In this process, radiological examinations and intranasal camera systems are used. Making the correct diagnosis is of great importance for the result to be obtained. If the patient is suitable for surgery, the anesthesia method is decided and the procedure is started. With a small incision made under the nose, the internal tissues are reached. Excess tissues that prevent breathing are removed from the relevant area.

In the case of an observable bone curvature not only in the internal structures but also in the external structures, the problem with the open technique approach is resolved. In some patients, in addition to septoplasty, nasal aesthetic operations called rhinoplasty can be performed together. The way the operation will proceed is decided by looking at the patient’s current health status and complaint.

After the procedure, the opened incisions are sutured. After an average of 1 week, stitches can be removed, and in some patients, dissolving stitches are used. Silicone support is placed inside the nose to prevent bleeding. After 2-3 days, the tampons are also removed and the application procedures are completed.

Who is Septoplasty Suitable For?

Every patient who has breathing problems and whose bone-facial development is completed is a suitable candidate for septoplasty if they do not have any health problems related to the surgery. In some patients, septoplasty can be performed at an early stage in cases of deviation as a result of nasal fractures.

How long does it take to recover after Septoplasty?

There is no risk factor that prevents the person from returning to his/her daily life after the operation. Usually, the first recovery is completed within 2-3 days. Bruising and swelling are not common conditions. However, in some patients, the septoplasty operation performed in combination with rhinoplasty may cause swelling around the face. The disappearance of edema may take up to a week in some patients, while for some patients it may take longer.

What Should Be Considered After Septoplasty?

After the procedure, patients should use the drugs recommended by the physician. The nose area should be protected against a possible impact and attention should be paid to the risk of trauma. If the nose is faced with any impact, it can trigger a deviation to occur again. If the patient encounters complaints such as bad odor, blurred consciousness, bleeding, severe pain after the operations, it is recommended to consult his/her doctor immediately in terms of a complication.