How is the Septoplasty performed
Septoplasty is performed under light narcosis. A small cut is made inside the nose and the lining of the septum is lifted. It is then refashioned by manipulation of the cartilage and the bone. The lining of the septum is then sutured into place with absorbable sutures. The procedure is performed internally, through the nostrils, without the need for external scars. Nasal packs are sometimes inserted into nostrils to prevent the buildup of blood between the cartilage of the septum and the lining.
Septoplasty takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the severity of septal deviation. There are no black eyes after the surgery and the outward shape of the nose is not altered. Septoplasty is commonly combined with rhinoplasty, which is a cosmetic procedure aimed to improve shape of your nose. With the availability of the finest instrumentation and high skills of our surgeon, you can leave the hospital on the same day.
In the Hospital - first six hours
- You may wake up with some packing in your nose to stop any bleeding. If present, this should be left alone and will be removed by your doctor when appropriate.
- Do not blow your nose for 7 days
- If you experience any pain, please call the nurse and the pain can easily be managed by regular painkiller
At home in the first week
- You may get a blood stain / pinkish discharge for a few days. The bleeding gets less and less as the days go by, but there may still be a little "spotting" on your handkerchief even up to a few weeks after the surgery. It is common.
- Avoid all moderate and heavy physical activity, including sport for ten days after the operation. Avoid bending down to pick things up, especially heavy weights. Active sport should not be commenced for two weeks after the surgery, and even then, it should be increased gradually.
- It is normal for the nose to feel blocked for several days and up to two weeks after the surgery, as the internal swelling settles.
- You must irrigate your nose frequently “douching” at least 3 times a day with the saline solution provided to clear away scabs and crusting which occurs after the operation.
- Avoid smoky and dusty atmospheres if possible, as this may irritate the nasal lining.
- Avoid very hot baths and showers.
- If you take aspirin, please discuss this with Dr. Levente, as you may need to stop temporarily, since it could potentially increase the risk of nasal bleeding.
- It is advised not to drive for 48 hours because of the effect of the general anesthetic.
You should not plan to go away on holiday for at least two weeks after your operation.
“Had nose surgery both Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty by Dr. Levente, it had changed by life no more head ache as before and feel relaxed and comfortable. Best thing I had done two procedures in one go by a best surgeon. H.Y.
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