Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes your septum and removes septum or nasal deviation. The septum is the natural barrier or divide between the two nasal canals. This surgical procedure reshapes the septum to remove the deviation and frees your airways for a fuller and more satisfying inhale. Patients who undergo a septoplasty procedure generally report:
being able to inhale with less effort
having a fuller inhale
a significant reduction in nasal infections
a significant decrease in sinus infections
If you experience:
There are multiple benefits of nose septum surgery:
The septoplasty swelling usually reduces over 3 days to a week. It may take up to two or even three months for the cartilage to fully heal, and during this time, you should avoid any trauma to your nose. Most patients go back to school or work just days after the procedure.
Dr Scott Turner, will place your septoplasty surgery incisions on the inside of your nostrils so that no septoplasty scars are noticeable. A healthy body and a calm mind can significantly ease and speed up recovery after any cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Septoplasty leaves no visible external scars, so no scar minimising treatment is usually necessary.
As a surgical procedure, septoplasty can significantly decrease problems with breathing and blocked airways. However, to truly maximise results of septoplasty, especially if you have it at a younger age, you should avoid blowing your nose for a few months after a septoplasty and any trauma to the nose or the face, as they may cause immediate injury to the nose and compromise long-term septoplasty result.
Septum surgery is major surgery, and like any other major surgery, it has some common risks and complications. Common complications include, but are not limited to:
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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To best prepare for your septoplasty, make sure that: