What is Septoplasty?

Septoplasty, also known as submucous septal resection or septal reconstruction is a corrective procedure that is performed to straighten the deviated nasal septum, i.e., the middle part of the nose. People with a crooked nose often experience breathing difficulties, which is why it is necessary to undergo this procedure to reshape or reconstruct the nose in an ideal way. If you also have a deviated septum, contact our ENT specialists and undergo septoplasty in the safest way possible.

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Your consultation with our septoplasty surgeon in Bangalore will begin with the doctor asking about your symptoms and how long have you been having those symptoms. The doctor will examine the inside of your nose with the use of bright light. The doctor may also check the nasal tissues before and after applying a decongestant nasal spray. Based on your diagnosis, the septoplasty doctor will evaluate your deviated septum and determine the severity of your condition. The severity of your condition is an important factor in determining the treatment. Your ENT doctor will suggest the most suitable and beneficial treatment option for your case.
The nasal septum is the partition of the nose and is made up of bone and cartilage that separates both the nasal cavities from each other. Septoplasty is the surgery that corrects the defects and deformities of the nasal septum. This surgery aims to straighten the nasal septum in the midline position, as much as possible and clear the airway by removing the deviated part and restructuring the bone and cartilage. We perform septoplasty as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia, based on the needs of the condition. Our ENT doctors have an unparalleled record of performing successful ENT surgeries like FESS, septoplasty, tonsillectomy, and so on. If you are suffering from problems associated with deviated nasal septum such as breathing difficulties, snoring, nasal blockage, or congestion, a septoplasty surgery can greatly improve your life and eliminate such symptoms. You can make your appointment with our ENT doctor for nasal septum treatment in Bangalore.
  • Change in the shape of the nose
  • Decrease in the sense of smell
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Persistence of previous symptoms like nasal obstructions
  • Poor healing of the incisions
  • Septal hematoma or collection of blood in the nostrils
  • Septal perforation or hole in the septum
  • Temporary numbness in the upper gums or teeth
  • Rest all day after surgery and avoid touching, rubbing, or blowing your nose.
  • Apply ice packs to your nose and eyes to get relief from the pain and swelling.
  • Keep your nose dry while using an ice pack. Cover the ice packs with a dry cloth or small towel.
  • Sleep by keeping two pillows under your head.
  • Take the prescribed medicines without failure.
  • Take pain medications when you feel pain and don’t let it get very bad.
  • Do not perform heavy exercises or operate heavy machinery that can put more pressure on your face for at least 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Avoid bending over, holding your breath, or tightening face muscles even during bowel movements.
  • Don’t take a bath or shower for 24 hours after surgery. The nurse will provide instructions for cleaning your nose.
  • You can go outside but avoid staying under the sun for more than 15 minutes.
  • Follow-up with the doctor as suggested.

Frequently Asked Question

You will be fit to resume work 2 to 3 days after your septoplasty surgery.

After undergoing a septoplasty surgery, your septum will be straight and this would relieve certain associated symptoms such as difficulty breathing, snoring, blockage, nasal pressure, etc.
In the first week after your septoplasty, you should sleep with your head elevated.
Our ENT surgeons have performed many successful septoplasty surgeries in Bangalore with a success rate as high as 98%. Give us a call to make an appointment with our ENT doctors.
Most patients require septoplasty for medical reasons such as sleep apnea, breathing difficulties, etc. In such cases, when septoplasty is performed for medical reasons, the procedure is covered by most healthcare providers in India. Get in touch with our team to know more about insurance coverage for your septoplasty surgery.
No. A septoplasty procedure will not change the outside appearance of your nose or face. In case a patient would like to fix the appearance of their crooked or deviated nose, the ENT specialist can perform a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure along with septoplasty.
If you have been experiencing breathing difficulties because of a deviated septum, a septoplasty surgery would be beneficial for you. Your condition will be evaluated by our ENT specialists in Bangalore to confirm whether or not your septum deviation warrants a surgical correction.
The cost of septoplasty surgery in Bangalore can range from INR 35,000 to INR 50,000. To know the exact cost of the procedure for you, get in touch with our team to connect with a doctor.

Get lifelong relief from breathing difficulties and congestion caused due to deviated septum 

A deviated nasal septum is one of the most common causes of breathing problems (when breathing through the nose). The nasal septum is the wall that separates the two nostrils or nasal passages. If the septum is deviated more to one side, it may impair the airflow in and out of the nose. Usually, a septum deviation does not cause serious or concerning symptoms and demand no intervention. However, in some cases, a nasal septum deviation can cause nasal congestion and obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, facial pressure and pain or nose bleeds.

Our ENT specialists have successfully treated patients with deviated septum and similar ENT conditions and are board-certified surgeons who specialize in modern and less invasive ENT surgeries. Our doctors have helped many individuals regain their quality of life through a septoplasty procedure. Our clinics are based in Bangalore and have gained a reputation not only for successful treatments  and aesthetically pleasing results, but also for our exceptional patient centric service as well. Our team works hard to fulfil each  patient’s individual needs and to ensure that our patients get great results and are effective in restoring their quality of life. Use our form alongside to get a callback from our medical team. 

What to expect after your septoplasty surgery? 

Your ENT doctor will brief you about the entire pre and post operative process prior to your surgery. Septoplasty procedure typically lasts about an hour and is performed under the influence of local or general anesthesia. Use of anesthesia or sedation prior to the procedure makes the surgery absolutely pain free for the patient.  Most patients are discharged the same day, or to the maximum, next day after the procedure. If you follow your doctor’s recommendations and precautions, complications are not likely to occur during the recovery period. 

Recovery after septoplasty is fairly quick. You will be advised to avoid strenuous activities and workouts for 1 to 2 weeks. You will be prescribed medication to manage the pain and swelling before your discharge from the hospital. You need to ensure to take all medications on time and maintain a healthy diet to recover fast. If you have any concerns or complications during the recovery after septoplasty, notify your doctor right away. 

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