What is a Deviated Septum ?
The cartilage that makes up the front of the nose and the bone that makes up the back are called the septum, which is a bone and cartilage that divides the nasal passages and nostrils from one another.
The cartilage that makes up the front of the nose is called the septum. The two sides of your nose are simply composed of two halves that are separated by the septum.
The nasal bone will be curved in either direction if this wall is dislocated to either side. This aberration is also known as “Nasal Bone Curvature (Septum Deviation)” in some medical dictionaries.
Causes and information about Septoplasty
The majority of people suffer from a deviated nasal septum owing to hereditary factors or because of nasal injury. A deviated nasal septum causes the nasal conchae to grow and can cause breathing difficulties since it blocks off part of the nasal passageway.
A person must go to an expert and highly qualified surgeon in order to achieve the greatest possible results from surgery; nevertheless, this will drive up the cost of the procedure.
The correction of a deviated nasal septum is an absolute need, particularly when working with Dr. Hasan Duygulu, who is widely regarded as one of the most skilled ENT doctors in Turkey.
A plastic surgeon in Turkey can adjust the deviation of the nasal septum if it is a slight deviation without the need to move it from its position by making an incision on the nasal septum.
However, some cases require removing the nasal septum, modifying it, and then placing it back in its position inside the nose. If the septal deviation is severe, the plastic surgeon will need to remove the nasal septum, modify it, and then place it back in its position inside the nose.
Am I a suitable candidate for septoplasty?
Just because you have a nasal curvature does not automatically qualify you as a good candidate for septoplasty. In instances where a deviated septum is accompanied by symptoms such as those listed below, a septoplasty is indicated.
- Congestion in the nose
- Difficulty in breathing via the nose
- Continual bleeding from the nose
- Frequent sinus infections
- Constant runny nose
- Continual pain in the head
It is suggested that patients wait until their bone and facial development have finished developing, which typically occurs between the ages of 18 and 20. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
If there is a nasal fracture or deviation as a result of severe trauma, a surgical operation may be required at a younger age. This is because the surgery is more complex.
How is Deviation Surgery Performed?
In order for the septum to keep its new form, it is maintained with a silicone stent, and external supports are placed on the nose. These supports are left in place for one week after the nose surgery is complete before being removed.
In order to achieve the best possible outcomes from the procedure, it is imperative that all restrictions be disregarded and the instructions that accompany the surgery be carried out as directed.
In order to perform deviation surgery, the following stages need to be followed:
- Either general or local anesthetic may be used as the method of choice.
- By entering via the nostrils, an incision is produced in the septal mucosa. Next, the mucoperichondrium and mucoperiosteal are created independently of the cartilage and bone structure.
- The crooked or fractured bone is straightened out.
- Sutures made from the dissolvable thread are used to seal the wound, and these are considered to be cosmetic sutures.
- Tampons with a sponge-like core or silicone pads referred to as “merocel” are inserted into the vaginal canal to assist prevent blood from pooling and to encourage the mucosa to thicken.
What Happens After A Septoplasty
After undergoing surgery to correct nasal curvature, the patient’s nasal airway is reopened. Following nasal surgery, it is common practice to employ nasal packing.
The bumpers that are utilized should also be air ducted and made of silicone; the reason that they should be made of silicone is because it is simple to remove them.
The patient will have a considerably easier time getting through the post-operative recovery phase with the assistance of these airpacks, which make breathing easier. Patients are able to resume their routine activities three days after the surgery.
Seven days following the procedure, the patient will have the airpacks that were inserted in their nose removed. Following this procedure, the individual’s nose will not have any visible scars.
After the curvature of the nose has been corrected, there will be no incisions made or alterations made to the form of the exterior structure of the nose during this procedure. There will also be no bruising or swelling as a result of this.
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