Septoplasty surgery is done to correct a deviation of the septum separating the right & left nasal cavities. The commonest symptom will be nasal block. Unlike the traditional method of packing the nose after surgery, we have adopted a novel method of suturing the septum from inside the nose.Thus the patient will not have to go through the unpleasant experience of a packed closed nose. He/she can leave the hospital on the same day.
Hospital stay, & recovery:
Admission & discharge:
The patient is admitted the day before & is discharged on the next day.
Duration of surgery:
The surgery takes approximately 1 hour.
We do not usually keep any packs after surgery. The septal flaps are sutured inside the nose. The healing time is 4 weeks.
As with any major surgery, septoplasty carries risks, such as bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to the anesthetic. Other possible risks specific to septoplasty include:
- Persistence in previous symptoms, such as nasal obstruction, despite surgery
- Excessive bleeding
- A change in the shape of your nose
- An opening in the septum (septal perforation)
- A decrease in the sense of smell
- A collection of blood in the nasal space that would need to be drained (septal hematoma)
- A temporary numb sensation by the upper gum or teeth