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expand iconWhat are the reasons for deviated nasal septum?

A deviated nasal septum is a medical condition that can affect your breathing ability as the nasal septum gets deviated towards one side of the nasal cavity. The main reasons for a deviated nasal septum are severe injury to the nose and birth defect or congenital defect in the nasal septum. Undergoing septoplasty helps in correcting the nasal septum deviation.

expand iconHow to tell if you have a deviated nasal septum?

Any individual can suffer from a deviated nasal septum. In case you notice any of the following symptoms, it means you may have deviated nasal septum and you are recommended to consult an ENT doctor or rhinologist. ||Difficulty breathing ||Nasal congestion ||Runny nose ||Loss of smell ||Post-nasal drip

expand iconCan deviated septum be fixed without surgery?

No, a deviated nasal septum can not be fixed or corrected without a surgery. Septoplasty, surgery for correction of a deviated septum is the best and safest option to straighten and fix the deviated nasal septum. All other non-surgical treatment options like nasal sprays, nasal cones, and nasal strips help only in reducing the severity and occurrence of symptoms but not help in curing the nasal septum deviation.

expand iconWhat are the other names of deviated nasal septum?

A deviated nasal septum is a medical condition that can affect your breathing ability as the nasal septum gets deviated towards one side of the nasal cavity. The other names for a deviated nasal septum are nasal septum deviation, deviated septum, and septum deviation.

expand iconCan deviated septum cause sleep apnea?

Yes, a deviated nasal septum can cause sleep apnea by blocking or constricting the nasal airway passages and obstructing the upper airway. Undergoing septoplasty can help in correcting the nasal septum deviation and reducing sleep apnea.

expand iconCan a deviated nasal septum cause sinusitis?
expand iconCan a deviated nasal septum cause loss of smell?
expand iconDo a deviated nasal septum cause snoring?
expand iconDoes deviated septum get worse with age?
expand iconCan a deviated nasal septum cause high blood pressure or hypertension?
expand iconDo I suffer from breathing problems due to deviated nasal septum?
expand iconCan septoplasty change the shape of my nose?
expand iconHow do you fix a deviated septum or deviated nasal septum?

Usually, a deviated septum can cause breathing problems that can affect your quality of health. ENT doctors can perform septoplasty to fix or straighten your nasal septum only if you start showing symptoms of a nasal septum deviation. If you don’t show any symptoms with deviated nasal septum, septoplasty is not recommended and your doctor can prescribe a few medications and nasal sprays.

expand iconCan septoplasty help me to fix my crooked/deviated/twisted nose?
expand iconCan I undergo septoplasty more than once ?
expand iconWhat happens if I avoid or delay the treatment for deviated nasal septum?

If you avoid or delay the treatment for your deviated nasal septum, it can cause complications such as frequent nose infections, continuous nose bleeds, loud snoring that can disturb your sleep, and chronic sinusitis [sinus infection]. We recommend you have a consultation with the nearest ENT doctor and plan an appropriate treatment course or undergo the septoplasty.

expand iconWhat medications can I use to treat nasal septum deviation?
expand iconWhat is the cost of septoplasty in India?

The cost of septoplasty in India can vary from one location to another and from patient to patient. This is because of factors like: ||Type of the hospital from where you wish to undergo the septoplasty ||Age of the patient ||The severity and complexity of nasal septum deviation ||Presence of underlying nasal diseases or disorders ||Price for diagnostic and laboratory tests ||Cost of medicine and follow-up sessions ||To know the exact cost of septoplasty, you can contact the medical coordinator of a specific hospital from where you wish to undergo it.

expand iconAre septoplasty and rhinoplasty the same thing?

Septoplasty and rhinoplasty are nose surgeries that are not the same. Septoplasty focuses on straightening the deviated nasal septum and improves the nasal airflow. In contrast, rhinoplasty is an aesthetic plastic surgery that involves reshaping the outer structures of the nose and helps in enhancing the look of your nose. Both these surgeries can be performed at the same time for better nasal function. ||To know more information or to undergo septoplasty or rhinoplasty, you can contact our ENT doctors.

expand iconHow long does it take to complete septoplasty?

ENT doctors can take about 30-90 minutes to complete septoplasty. However, this duration can change based on: ||Age of the patient ||The severity of nasal septum deviation ||History of nasal surgery ||Presence of blood disorders ||To know more about septoplasty, you can consult our doctors.

expand iconWhen should I undergo septoplasty?

In most cases, people suffering from symptoms of the deviated nasal septum can undergo septoplasty. If obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are not responsive to medications, septoplasty can be recommended. However, it is also recommended during other procedures like sinus surgery and nasal tumor removal.

expand iconCan I undergo septoplasty and rhinoplasty together?
expand iconDoes my insurance cover septoplasty?

Most of the insurances can cover septoplasty. .However, it depends on what type of insurance you take and from where you opt for it. Anyways, a medical coordinator from Pristyn Care can check all your insurance papers and can let you know whether your insurance can cover septoplasty or not.

expand iconWill I feel pain or discomfort during septoplasty?

Septoplasty is performed to straighten the septum deviation with the help of surgical instruments. Before completing the septoplasty, you will be administered with either general or local anesthesia. The anesthesia will sedate you, and thus you will not feel any pain or discomfort throughout the septoplasty. If you wish to undergo septoplasty, you can visit Pristyn Care, where our ENT doctors provide the safest and painless septoplasty at an affordable price.

expand iconIs it safe to undergo septoplasty?

Septoplasty is one of the best and safest surgical procedures to cure nasal septum deviation. Research studies show that the success rate of septoplasty ranges between 85% to 90%, with very little chance of complications and risks. And about 85 percent of people who undergo septoplasty are highly satisfied with the outcomes.

expand iconDoes septoplasty leave scars?

Septoplasty can be performed in two ways-open surgery or closed surgery [internal surgery]. In case you undergo a closed surgery [internal surgery], no scars are noticeable as the incisions are made inside the nose. However, if you undergo open surgery or traditional surgery, incisions are made on the base of the- nose, and scars can be formed, which are pretty noticeable.

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expand iconHow successful is septoplasty or what is the success rate of septoplasty?

Clinical studies revealed that the success rate of septoplasty could range between 85% to 90%. Although, this range is subject to change based on: ||Age of the patient ||Severity and complexity of the deviated nasal septum ||Presence of any other nose diseases or disorders