What is a Septoplasty?
Septoplasty is a surgery to straighten out the septum. Your nasal septum is the partition in your nose that separates the two nostrils. The front part of your septum is made of flexible cartilage, while a thin bone provides a solid base for this wall. Your septum supports your nose, gives it the distinct shape and allows you to breathe without any hassle. An ideal septum should be exactly in the middle, leading to two equally sized nostrils. However, in most people the septum is slightly crooked. If your septum is severely deviated or bent either by birth or due to an injury, you may suffer from serious breathing problems. Septoplasty can help alleviate issues caused by deviated septum.
If you are looking for a dependable ENT clinic to access top-quality Septoplasty doctors and surgeons Eastside ENT Specialists in Ohio is the right place for you. Call us at 440-352-1474 to set up an appointment with a board-certified ENT Doctor in Concord, Willoughby, or Madison.
Why is Septoplasty Performed?
The main reason for performing Septoplasty is to offer you relief from the negative effects of your nasal obstruction. If the deviation is severe, it can completely block one of your nostrils, leading to difficulty breathing from one or both of your nasal passages. Drainage of the sinuses may also be affected by a deviated septum. Septoplasty can help you access affective relief from the following conditions caused by a deviated septum:
- Nasal Congestion
- Frequent Nosebleeds
- Recurring or Chronic Sinus Infection or Sinusitis
- Facial Pain
- Postnasal Drip
- Noisy Breathing or Snoring
- Sleep Apnea (Potentially dangerous breathing pauses during your sleep)
- Upper Respiratory Infections
In addition to offering relief from these conditions, Septoplasty may also be done to aid other nasal surgeries like Nasal Polyps Removal or Sinus Surgery
What does Septoplasty Involve?
Nasal Septoplasty is a fairly uncomplicated surgical procedure that is carried out after a proper diagnosis by a Septoplasty Doctor using a thin-lit tube called endoscope. Septoplasty is recommended in patients over 18 years old, only if the deviation is exaggerated and causing considerable breathing problems. The surgery is carried out in outpatient department of a Septoplasty Clinic under local or general anesthesia and lasts for about 60 to 90 minutes.
During the surgery, your Septoplasty Surgeon will separate the layer of soft tissue called nasal mucosa from your septum to reach the underlying bone and cartilage. The doctor will shape or straighten the soft cartilage and stitch back the nasal mucosa. The badly deviated portions of your septum may completely be removed allowing effective reshaping of your nose. Nasal packing is inserted in your nostrils after your surgery to prevent any post op bleeding.
Septoplasty does not leave you any visible scarring on your nose as the entire surgical procedure is carried out through your nostrils. Rhinoplasty may also accompany your Septoplasty if required. In that case, you may experience bruising for a few days. Septoplasty is a rather routine nasal surgery with positive outlook. You can expect quick and convenient recovery.
What are the Benefits of Septoplasty?
After your initial swelling subsides within a couple of weeks, you will experience a drastic improvement in your nasal airflow. In addition, Septoplasty may improve your quality of life in the following ways:
Easier Breathing– With your septum straightened and the consequential better airflow, your overall breathing is improved.
Better Sense of Taste and Smell– A stuffy nose caused by a deviated septum may severely impair your senses of taste and smell. Septoplasty may help you restore your senses.
Relief from Chronic Sinusitis– If your deviated septum was the only underlying cause for your chronic sinus infection, you can expect relief with a Septoplasty.
Improved Sleep– Better airflow can help you keep conditions like Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at bay.
Nasal or Sinus Septoplasty is an effective treatment option to improve your nasal health as well as your quality of life. If you are looking for a dependable ENT clinic to access top-quality Septoplasty doctors and surgeons Eastside ENT Specialists in Ohio is the right place for you. Call us at 440-352-1474 to set up an appointment with a board-certified ENT Doctor in Concord, Willoughby, or Madison.
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