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.

Top ENT Specialist

Dr. Neeraj Aggarwal


8 Years Experience

Book Appointment

Dr. Abhinav Raj


9 Years Experience

Book Appointment

Dr. Purodha Prasad


9 Years Experience

Book Appointment
Your consultation with our septoplasty surgeon in Delhi 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.
When the bone and cartilage separating the nostrils are not straight, the condition is known as a deviated nasal septum. One can have a deviated septum since birth or following a trauma or injury. The nasal septum supports airflow and if the septum is deviated, breathing can become difficult. Septoplasty is a less invasive nose surgery that corrects the deviated septum, offering significant improvement in nasal related symptoms such as difficulty breathing.
Whether you were born with a deviated nasal septum, or have it due to a trauma or an injury, a septoplasty surgery will help restore your normal breathing. Some patients will choose to undergo a rhinoplasty at the same time as their septoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct the crooked appearance of the nose. The procedure alters the look and corrects the shape of a deviated or crooked nose. Undergoing a rhinoplasty is a personal choice and is not necessary for patients with a deviated septum. To know more about deviated nasal septum surgery in Delhi, you should visit our clinic and meet our ENT doctor.
  • 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 Delhi with a success rate as high as 98%. Give us a call to make an appointment with our ENT doctors.
No, septoplasty procedures will not cause any changes to the external appearance of your nose.

If you are experiencing breathing difficulties caused due to a deviated nasal septum, septoplasty can bring you relief 

Septoplasty is the surgical procedure to correct the displacement of the bone and cartilage that separates the 2 nostrils (nasal cavities). This procedure allows the ENT doctor to straighten or reposition the septum, and equalize the space between both the nostrils so that air can flow in and out through each nostril evenly and without obstruction. During the surgery, the doctor may also readjust or remove portions of the septum, depending on the current position of the septum.

If you are planning to undergo a septoplasty, you can expect a 1 hour procedure with no blood loss or external bruising. The surgery is typically an outpatient one and the patient would be discharged the same day after the procedure. Septoplasty surgery in Delhi at ENT specialist  would be covered under most health insurance plans. Connect with our team to learn more about septoplasty, its cost and benefits. 

Postoperative care and recovery following a Septoplasty

Before your discharge from the hospital, your ENT doctor will brief you how to take care of yourself during your recovery period. Your doctor will provide guidelines for resuming regular activities following a septoplasty. You will be given medications, such as pain-killers or antibiotics to assist a smooth recovery. Recovery will usually take between 3 to 7 days, and most individuals feel comfortable returning to work during this timeframe.  The benefits of the surgery (such as increased ability to breathe freely from the nose) are likely to  become apparent until 1 to 2 weeks following the surgery.  You can resume light exercises and activities like jogging, cycling about 10 days after recovery while strenuous activity should not resume until 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. If you experience nose bleeding, pain, high fever or other complications, you should call your ENT doctor immediately.  

How would you know if septoplasty surgery is right for you?

An ENT doctor would be able to tell you if a septoplasty surgery for deviated nasal septum is right for you. The ENT doctor will diagnose your deviated nasal septum and only after a thorough diagnosis of your condition and symptoms, the doctor will determine if a septoplasty is right for you. The ENT doctor will discuss about your symptoms to learn about your medical history and may ask if you have had a prior nasal surgery in order to  create a suitable plan for treatment.If the symptoms of deviated septum are greatly affecting your quality of life and are causing severe symptoms, the doctor may recommend surgery. A septoplasty surgery is the only way to correct a deviated nasal septum fully. When nosebleeds, obstructive breathing and recurrent sinus infections are the symptoms of your deviated septum, a septoplasty can fix these issues fast and effectively.  

Our ENT specialist doctors for septoplasty surgery in Delhi

Dr. Purodha Prasad is an ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Hauz Khas, Delhi and has an experience of 9 years in this field. Dr. Purodha Prasad practices at Pristyn Care Clinic in Hauz Khas, Delhi. She completed MBBS from University of Delhi in 2012,MS – ENT from University of Delhi in 2017 and Certificate Course in Skull Base Surgery from Gruppo Otologico in 2019.  She is a member of The Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi branch).  

Dr. Abhinav Raj is an ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Hauz Khas, Delhi and has an experience of 9 years in this field. Dr. Abhinav Raj practices at Pristyn Care Clinic in Hauz Khas, Delhi. Completed his MBBS from Manipal College of Medical Sciences in 2011. Completed his Post Graduation in ENT & HNS from MGM Medical College & LSK Hospital in 2016.Dr B.K. Agarwal completed MS (ENT) In 1990 And Did Senior Residency For 4 Years (1990-94) From DDU Hospital New Delhi. I Started Private Practice In Janakpuri In 1996 And Joined Mata Chanan Devi Hospital As An Ent Consultant. I Specialized In Micro Ear Surgery And Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Dr Munish Taneja is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon practising in Dwarka, Delhi with a total experience of 20 years. He is a dedicated surgeon and has a special interest in Endoscopic sinus surgery. He developed a flair for teaching while working as Assistant professor in Medical College.  He had extensive exposure to Head and Neck Cancer surgeries at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi. He has done a fellowship in Endoscopic Sinus surgery. He is presently working as Senior Consultant in Rockland Hospital, Dwarka.

Dr. Bulbul Gupta is a Young and dedicated ENT and Head-Neck surgeon. Delhi. She has 15 years experience in this field. She completed her MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur in 2000, Diploma in Otolaryngology (DLO) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in 2003 and DNB in 2006. During the course of her residency and subsequent registrarship she gained extensive experience in all routine and major surgical procedures related to the ear, voice box, sinonasal region and neck.

You can book your appointment with the best ENT doctor for sinusitis treatment in Delhi for your child or yourself by filling the form alongside or calling us directly.

Our Latest Blog

ENT Specialists available in these cities