Treat your deviated septum and get a sound sleep
The septum is the wall of bone and cartilage which divides the nose into two different nostrils. Some people are born with the deviated septum and it can also be caused by an injury to your nose. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure which is done to correct the deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens the septum which allows better airflow through the nose.
A feeling of congestion in the nasal area
Pressure in your nasal passages
The septoplasty procedure will take anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes to do, it will depend on the complexity of your condition. You will be under the general anesthesia, depending on what your doctor decide what’s best for you. In a procedure, the surgeon will make an incision on one side of your nose to access the septum. The deviated septum is moved into the right position. Some barriers, like pieces of bone or cartilage, are removed. The last step is to place the repositioning of the mucous membrane. You may need stitches to hold the septum and the membrane in place. However, packing the nose with the cotton is sometimes enough to keep it in position.
Septoplasty is basically performed as an outpatient procedure unless some major complications arise. This means that you will be able to go home on the same day when the procedure is done, once the anesthesia has worn off. The nose will be swollen, packed with cotton to control the bleeding. The doctor will also prescribe the pain medication as you require. You should limit physical activity for several weeks after the surgery is done which will minimize the swelling. This will include intense exercises like running, lifting weights and playing sports in which there is physical contact.
The wound which is present on your nose will heal quickly and the breathing is likely to improve shortly after the procedure is done. The overall healing can be slow. Cartilage and nasal tissues can take at least up to a year to fully recover. Most people experience no ongoing symptoms after the surgery is done. Sometimes there is a need for the second surgery.
Pristyn Care specializes in providing the best treatment for Septoplasty. With our own team of doctors across 3 cities, we deliver personalized care according to your medical needs. Our easy admission to discharge process and world class infrastructure ensures a hassle free experience.