Septoplasty is a surgical procedure for correction of deviated nasal septum, a bone that divides two nostrils.
The condition of a deviated septum takes place if the septum shifts more towards one side of the nose. This condition results in one nasal passage becoming smaller and the other one being larger resulting in breathing difficulties. During the procedure, the septum is straightened and positioned in the middle of the nostrils.
The procedure is commonly called Nasal Septum Surgery.
Before the procedure, the doctor will
Conduct a thorough physical examination and take photographs of the nose
Advise to stop blood thinners, at least 2 weeks before the procedure
Recommend against smoking
In most cases, the patient can go home within a few hours after the procedure. For faster healing, the doctor will advise
Not to indulge in any kind of strenuous tasks. Indulging in exercise or jogging may cause bleeding of the nose
Not to blow or prick the nose
Sleep with head elevated at an angle
Benefits of Nasal Septum Surgery or Septoplasty
Septoplasty helps in the cure of sleep apnea. Troubled breathing during sleep is one of the most common symptoms of a deviated septum.
Headache and any sort of nasal pain will also recede
Sinus problems may be solved
A septoplasty generally costs around INR 40,000 to 60,000 in top Indian hospitals.
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