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What is a Deviated Septum?

The cartilage that divides the nasal passage of the nose is referred to as septum. If the septum is inclined on either side of the nasal cavity, i.e., a deviated septum.

A deviated septum can occur in a patient due to different reasons such as congenital or injury. Every individual’s deviation may differ from another. As reported in the survey, only 5% of the human population is born with a straight septum and the rest have a slight or severe deviation in the shape of their noses. A deviated septum can cause serious health concerns like loud and noisy breathing, difficulty in breathing, nosebleed, etc.

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by experienced ENT doctors to improve the structure of the septum by making changes in the existing bone and cartilage of the nose. This is a modern technique that is minimally invasive and much better than traditional surgical methods.

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Why Pristyn Care?
  • Highly experienced ENT surgeons
  • Flexible payment options
  • 30 minutes insurance approval
  • Advanced medical technology used to provide the treatment
  • Free-follow up consultation
  • Free transportation on the day of the surgery
Why advanced septoplasty treatment?
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Painless procedure
  • No visible stitches
  • No scars
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer chances of risks
  • Minimal blood loss
Benefits of Septoplasty
  • Improves airflow
  • Enhances sleep quality
  • Reduced snoring
  • Improves breathing
  • Eliminates nasal congestion



At Pristyn Care, ENT specialists are well trained in conducting the diagnosis with modern medical instruments to identify the severity of the deviation of the septum. The ENT expert may ask you regarding your medical history and note the symptoms to evaluate the condition.

The doctor may check the nose with the help of a nasal speculum to identify any underlying condition. For example, if your septum is severely disfigured because of any trauma or injury the specialist can ask for an X-ray of the shape of the nose to discuss the potential results of septoplasty surgery.


The ENT doctor will perform the discussed technique during the consultation, i.e., septoplasty, to correct the deviation in the septum. The ENT surgeon will first prepare the patient with local anesthesia for the septoplasty procedure to make the surgery painless. Then, the doctor uses a minimally invasive approach where small incisions are made to access the bone and cartilage through the nasal cavity to repair the shape of the septum. Septoplasty is an outpatient procedure that lasts 40-60 minutes, and the patient can go home on the same day of the surgery. At Pristyn Care, ENT experts are board-certified and highly experienced in executing an advanced septoplasty procedure.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.


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We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will septoplasty surgery change my nose shape?

No. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct a deviated septum by making a small incision inside the nose. This procedure won’t change the shape of your nose unless you have an extreme deviated septum which may look improved after septoplasty treatment.

What is the cost of septoplasty in Dehradun?

The cost of a deviated septum treatment is inclusive of various components such as fees of an ENT doctor, medication, or diagnostic tests if recommended by your doctor. However, the average cost in Dehradun for a septoplasty treatment ranges between INR 35,000 to INR 55,000.

Is septoplasty covered under insurance in Dehradun?

Septoplasty is covered under insurance by some health insurance companies if it is deemed as a medical necessity. Pristyn Care has a dedicated team that assists with the paperwork for insurance claims. However, the claim depends on the insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider. Contact us to know more about the insurance benefits.

Does a deviated septum cause noisy breathing?

Yes. Noisy breathing and snoring are very common if you are suffering from a deviated septum. Although you may feel congestion in your nasal because of a disfigured septum, this obstruction may lead to noisy breathing and loud snoring, which may also affect your normal sleeping pattern.

Is septoplasty surgery painful?

No. Septoplasty is a modern procedure performed with advanced medical instruments. This procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia which makes it painless. The experienced ENT doctor executes septoplasty through a small incision which heals faster and has lesser chances of infection.

When to consult the doctor for deviated septum treatment?

Patients suffering from breathing issues, nosebleeds, or recurrent infection due to a deviated septum should consult the best ENT doctor in Dehradun to get the most effective treatment. Don’t delay the treatment as it may lead to severe health concerns and affect your life’s productivity if left untreated. Instead, get the treatment on time to improve the normal function of the nose.

Who is the best ENT doctor near me for septoplasty?

Pristyn Care ENT doctors are some of the finest and well-experienced experts in fixing deviated septum. There are 30 plus clinics across Dehradun which makes us one of the most easily accessible centers for advanced and latest treatment for a deviated nasal septum. Get in touch with our medical coordinator and book your appointment with the best ENT specialist near you.

Is septoplasty surgery successful?

With the help of advanced and latest medical technologies, the surgical procedure to reconstruct a deviated septum has become minimally invasive as compared to traditional methods. In addition, the success rate of modern septoplasty treatment is very high. The success rate also depends on the severity of the deviation in the nasal septum and the expertise of the septoplasty surgeon.

What is the procedure of deviated septum diagnosis?

Consult a well-experienced ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis of a deviated nasal septum. The diagnosis includes a physical examination where the doctor would use a speculum to widen the nostrils to check the severity of the deviation in the nasal septum. The doctor may also use a bright light to see inside of the nostrils to check the unevenness of the nasal passage. To detect the root cause and to provide the best-suited treatment, the doctor could recommend a few diagnostic tests such as endoscopy, X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan.

Can a deviated septum cure on its own?

No. A deviated nasal septum can not get cured on its own because it is made of bone and cartilage. The only way to fix or straighten the deviated bone present in the nose is a surgical procedure called septoplasty.

Can I drink alcohol post septoplasty treatment?

No. It is highly advisable not to consume alcohol for at least ten days post septoplasty surgery. Consumption of alcohol during recovery duration may compromise your healing process. However, it is always better to speak to your ENT doctor before drinking alcohol post septoplasty treatment.

Is deviated septum genetic?

Yes. There are chances that a deviated septum can be genetic and may pass on to the coming generation. However, the possibilities of the genetic deviated nasal septum are lesser as compared to a deviation that occurs because of an injury during childbirth.

Can I live with a deviated nasal septum?

Sometimes, yes. You can live with a deviated nasal septum if it is not bothering you or causing any problems. However, leaving the deviated septum untreated will make you prone to the symptoms that can occur due to a deviated septum such as infection, breathing issues, nasal congestion, etc. Therefore, it is always a better option to consult an ENT specialist or rhinologist to get a thorough diagnosis along with a proper treatment.

Is septoplasty surgery expensive?

People generally get confused between septoplasty and rhinoplasty as both are performed on the nose. However, septoplasty surgery costs way lesser as compared to rhinoplasty and it is done to improve the breathing quality. Septoplasty surgery is not expensive. However, get in touch with Pristyn Care in Dehradun to get a better understanding regarding the final amount of the septoplasty procedure.

What is the difference between septoplasty and rhinoplasty?

There is a significant difference between septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgeries. However, both are done on the nose but have different purposes. Septoplasty is performed to restore the normal functioning of the nose while improving the breathing quality. On the other hand, rhinoplasty is suggested to enhance the aesthetics of the nose by correcting and aligning it with other facial features.

Does the shape of the nose become different after septoplasty surgery?

No. The shape of the nose does not change post septoplasty treatment because the surgery is performed inside the nose through a closed procedure where the doctor reconstructs the bone to fix the deviation in the nasal septum. It either happens through a minimally invasive technique or with the help of an endoscope. However, in rare cases, if the deviation in the nasal septum is extreme or the deviation occurred due to trauma, there are chances the change in the shape of the nose is noticeable.

Potential Risks Involved in Septoplasty

Septoplasty is an advanced procedure that has no significant complications. But like any other surgery, there could be possible risks involved. Patients should follow all the guidelines given by their ENT doctor to avoid maximum risks of the surgery. A few of the potential risks that may occur due to septoplasty:

  • No improvement in breathing quality
  • The shape may change post-surgery
  • The patient may get perforation in the septum
  • The sense of smell and taste may reduce after surgery
  • The numbing effect around the nasal area
  • Reaction to administered anesthesia.
  • Bleeding in the nasal cavity
  • Infection in the nasal passages.

Contact Pristyn Care for the Best Septoplasty Treatment in Dehradun

Pristyn Care provides advanced treatment with modern medical technology in Dehradun. There are few additional benefits Pristyn Care offers to make the treatment smoother:

  • Insurance Approval- There is an in-house team to make the medical insurance claim process easier for patients. Our insurance experts assist you in all the paperwork of medical insurance from beginning to end.
  • Free Transportation- Pristyn Care provides a free cab service to each patient on the day of the surgery to reach the hospital on time and to leave after discharge without any inconvenience.
  • Free Follow-up Consultation- Recovery is an important period after surgery, and Pristyn Care offers a free follow-up consultation to help patients with a smoother healing process.

Consult with the Best ENT Expert in Dehradun by Booking An Appointment Today

Call our medical coordinator to know all the necessary details regarding a deviated septum treatment. The number is mentioned on the page is available to speak to our medical coordinator. They can book an appointment with the best ENT specialist in Dehradun on your behalf after listening to your requirements.

What happens during septoplasty operation?

The reconstruction of the deviated nasal septum may take up to 30 minutes. This is the average duration of the septoplasty procedure which may differ depending on the various factors. The whole surgical procedure may take less than an hour. There are the following things that you can expect during the septoplasty procedure:

  • A loose garment is given to wear before the septoplasty operation, which will be easy to change post-surgery
  • . The anesthetist will give local or general anesthesia depending on the type of technique used for the septoplasty procedure.
  • You will get unconscious within a few minutes under the effect of anesthesia. The doctor will perform septoplasty while making small incisions to access the nasal septum to correct the deviation.
  • The doctor will alter the bone and cartilage to straighten the deviated nasal septum.
  • After straightening the nasal septum, the doctor will close the incisions with absorbable sutures.
  • The doctor will put nasal packing in the nostrils to absorb bleeding and nasal fluids.

Post-Septoplasty Operation Care

Septoplasty surgery could take 2-3 weeks to recover. In addition, you may notice swelling, bruise, or redness post-surgical procedure, which may subside with the medication prescribed by your ENT doctor, and you can resume your daily routine within 3-4 days. However, the complete recovery may take 1-2 months with significant results.

There are some tips to follow which may help you heal faster and have a smoother recovery duration:

  • Use extra pillows while sleeping to elevate your head.
  • Do not blow your nose, as it can put excessive pressure on the surgical region.
  • Try avoiding sneezing with your mouth closed.
  • Always clean the surgical site with a washcloth without putting any pressure to avoid infection.
  • Eat protein-rich food items to promote the healing process.
  • Avoid eating solid food as much as you can for at least a week post-surgery to eliminate the possibility of any risk and complication.
  • Try and enhance your meals with fiber-rich foods to avoid constipation.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

Are there any non-surgical methods to fix a deviated nasal septum?

The non-surgical treatments mostly manage the symptoms but may not fix the actual condition of deviated septum. Therefore, medication can not straighten the shape of the nasal septum. However, a few of the options your doctor can prescribe to get relief from symptoms:

  • Antihistamines- This medicine is advised to prevent allergy symptoms and inflammation in the insides of the nostrils caused due to a deviated septum. The most common symptoms antihistamines help are a runny nose, sneezing, or itching in the nose.
  • Nasal steroid sprays- The doctor can prescribe nasal steroid spray to manage inflammation that occurs on the tissue lining in the insides of the nostrils because of dryness. It is advised not to take such nasal sprays from over the counter. Always consult the doctor while using nasal steroid sprays as the course may take 2-3 weeks.
  • Decongestants- The obstruction caused due to nasal septum deviation can be managed by using decongestants nasal sprays to minimize the swelling. Using decongestants can improve the nasal airflow while removing the congestion. However, overuse of decongestants can make the condition worse in due course and could increase dependency.

Are there any potential risks and complications involved in septoplasty surgery?

Like any other surgeries in septoplasty as well, there are fewer chances of potential risks which may occur post-surgery:

  • Bleeding- Because of the surgery, you may notice bleeding from the nose mixed with mucous. In a few cases, the nose may bleed for 2-3 days. However, the doctor always puts the nasal packing to absorb fluid that drains from the nose.
  • Infection- At times, because of the nasal fluid that flows post-surgery, the patient gets exposed to infections and may need to visit a doctor to show the surgical site.
  • Perforation in septum- In rare cases, the patient may suffer from a tear or hole in the nasal septum because of sutures made during the surgical procedure.
  • Reduced sense of smell- You may experience discomfort while breathing, which can also affect your sense of smell during recovery duration. This usually gets better in due course once the patient is completely recovered.
  • Blood clots- You may experience blood clots post-surgery. The doctor may advise draining them in the next visit after removing the nasal packing.
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