Nose Deviation Surgery
Nose deviation surgery is a type of nose surgery which corrects a deviated septum and fixes deformity in the septum. The medical name of the disorderliness is septoplasty.
Nasal septum is a thin wall of bone and cartilage between nostrils that makes airflow passage, and divides nostrils in half. Nose deviation or deviated septum occurs when nose septum is displaced crooked or off center.
When a nasal septum is not straight, it is called deviated septum, and can cause breathing problems, because one on airflow passages are smaller. In some cases, deviated septum causes nosebleeds and facial pain, so nose deviation surgery or septoplasty is necessary to fix and straighten septum.
Deviated Septum Causes
Deviated septum can be congenital and occurs at birth time, septum can inclines one side as a result of normal growth in childhood, or an injury or trauma.
Many people suffer from this problem they need a septoplasty strongly.
Symptoms of Deviated Septum
Sometimes, there is no symptom in septal deformities, and many people even don’t know they have deviated septum, but some signals and symptoms are listed below for your information:
One of the most important signals is congestion or obstruction in one or both nostrils, it causes difficulty breathing. This symptom can bother you more when you have a cold or allergies, because, in this case, nasal passages swell and airflow passages get smaller.
There is risk of nosebleed because of dryness on surface of the nose septum.
Facial pain sometimes regard as a deviated septum symptom.
Load and noisy breathing, and snoring during sleep.
Dry mouth, because people with nose deviation, breathe through their mouth.
Other signals such as headache, postnasal drip, and apnea can be symptoms of the nose deviation. Apnea is a condition of a person cessation breathing temporary, especially during sleep time.
There are two treatments for nose deviation or a deviated septum. Sometimes medicine can relieve and remove symptoms of deviation, but if medications do not bring calmness and relief, then only deviated septum surgery or septoplasty can fix problem. This nasal surgery corrects a crooked septum.
In the rest of this article we are going to explain more about septoplasty.
Deviated Septum Surgery
Deviated septum surgery or septoplasty is a surgical procedure which done by a nose surgeon, this surgery technique repairs deviated nasal septum, makes correct alignment of septum (thin wall of bone and cartilage between nostrils), and improves airflow passage and breathing.
Septoplasty can be done under local or general anesthesia.
Preparation for nasal surgery makes you ready, and gives you a chance to experience more comfortable healing time after surgery. Your surgeon may ask you to stop taking some medicines. For example, aspirin that thin blood and can cause bleeding during and after surgery, so you should stop using them, two weeks before nose deviation surgery.
Septoplasty is not too long procedure and it can be done in 30-90 minutes. Let your nose surgeon decides which kind of anesthesia is good for you and trust him or her.
During surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision on one side of the nose in order to achieve the septum. Then lift up mucous membrane that covers the septum in order to protect it. After that, the surgeon straights the septum and bring it to the correct position (extra bone and cartilage are removed), reposition the mucous membrane, and sutures or stitches the incision.
In addition, if you have any problem with the shape of your nose, cosmetic nose surgery can be done at the same time.
So, before making any decision, choose a good surgeon, arrange an appointment and explain all your problems. A profession surgeon helps you to make the best decision, and makes the procedure as easy as possible for you.