Preparing for the Procedure
You may be requested to quit taking certain medicines a week preceding your surgery, including headache medicine, ibuprofen, and blood thinners. This will eliminate the danger of bleeding amid the surgery.
Your specialist may take photos of your nose before the surgery. A "before, and after" photo can serve as a helpful indicator of results.
Most people have general anesthesia, which means they are sleeping amid the surgery. Try not to eat or drink anything after 12 pm before your surgery. In the event that you get nauseated from the anesthesia, you won't vomit.
Ask a relative or companion to drive you home after your septoplasty. General anesthesia may make you drowsy after the methodology.
A Septoplasty takes around 60 to 90 minutes to finish.
Your doctor will make an entry point (incision) on one side of your nose to get to the septum. He or she will then lift up the mucus membrane (the defensive covering of the septum). At that point, the specialist will move the deviated septum into the best possible position. Obstructions like additional bits of bone or ligament will be removed. The last step is the repositioning of the mucus membrane.
Your doctor will place stitches to hold the septum and membrane in place. In certain cases, pressing the nose with cotton is sufficient to hold the structures in place.
Potential Risks of a Septoplasty
Patients who have had a septoplasty could encounter a recurrence of nasal obstruction and a additional surgery may be required. Other risks are uncommon but may include:
- perforation of the septum
- altered shape of the nose
- discoloration of the nose
- decreased sense of smell
Profuse bleeding and infection are potential risks of any surgery. Maintaining a clean nose and washing your hands on a regular basis can reduce these risks.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.