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 Gurgaon 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 Gurgaon.
  • 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 Gurgaon 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.
When performed for medical reasons, septoplasty would be covered by most health insurance providers. To know more details about insurance Gurgaon, you will need to contact us.

What are the benefits of having a septum surgery?

Septoplasty is a minimally invasive ENT procedure. Benefits of undergoing septoplasty or a deviated nasal septum surgery can include-

  • Improved breathing and airflow

  • Improved sense of smell and taste 

  • Fewer headaches caused due to sinus infections

  • Improved sleep quality

  • Fewer episodes of sinusitis 

How much does septoplasty surgery cost in Gurgaon?

With us, your septoplasty surgery in Gurgaon may cost from INR 35,000 to INR 50,000. However, the final bill of the procedure is likely to vary, depending on complexity, your hospital choice, the general fee of the ENT surgeon, anesthesia preference, and whether you are eligible for insurance subsidies. Our medical team will provide you the exact price quote after your consultation with the ENT doctor.  

Overview of recovery after nasal septum surgery/ septoplasty

After your deviated septum surgery or septoplasty, you will be discharged the same day or next day. There is no long hospital stay necessary after this procedure. You will be given medications and a certain set of instructions to follow at home after your surgery. It is very important to follow your doctor’s recommendations after septoplasty or complications such as bleeding or swelling may occur. 

To further reduce the risk of complications, your ENT doctor may ask you to follow precautions for a few weeks after the surgery, including-

  • Elevate your head while sleeping

  • Avoid working out and playing contact sports

  • Avoid blowing your nose

  • While pulling shirts over your head, be very careful  

You can expect to return to regular activities after a couple of days, and strenuous physical activities should be restricted for about 4 weeks after septoplasty. Do not blow your nose at least for the first 2 weeks after septoplasty may cause bleeding. If needed, you can clean your nose with nasal saline irrigations.

Doctors recommend waiting for at least 4 weeks before you begin exercising again. Playing contact and strenuous sports should be strictly avoided to minimize the risk of nose trauma or injury.  If you are a smoker, your ENT surgeon will recommend you to quit smoking for a few weeks prior to the operation as smoking prolongs recovery time after the surgery and can also cause post-operative complications.

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