Rhinoseptoplasty is a complex operation involving surgical intervention performed on the outer nose and simultaneous elimination of the curved nasal septum. Curvature of the septum is not a contraindication to rhinoplasty!
- According to statistics, the curvature of the septum is observed in 90% of the world's population. The physiological curvature of the septum is due to the fact that the growth of the septal tissue (bone, cartilaginous) occurs unevenly. As a result, the baffle bends, moves to the side or becomes uneven due to the formation of protrusions on it. This is the most frequent cause of curvature of the septum of the nose.
-Also the curvature of the septum of the nose can be the result of trauma, which is usually accompanied by a change in the appearance of the nose, by shifting it away from the axis of symmetry of the face.
- Compensatory curvature of the septum of the nose - this is a violation of the correct ratio of several formations of the nose, when not only the septum, but also the nasal shells are of anomalous size and shape. The cause may be congenital anomalies, abnormalities of tissue growth, various diseases.
The curvature of the septum of the nose rarely goes unnoticed. The exceptions are minor changes and septal displacements that do not disrupt nasal breathing. But often a person is aware of his problem, because he suffers from frequent colds, dryness of the nasal mucosa. Sinusitis and sinusitis - eternal companions of problems in the curvature of the septum. Nasal breathing is often difficult. A person feels the need to breathe with the mouth, because the body lacks the amount of oxygen that comes through the nose.
But it also happens that the nasal breathing is not broken, and the septum of the nose is twisted. In this case, the absence of symptoms is explained by the organism's own adaptation.
In this case, the indicator of the presence of problems can be snoring, which is caused by difficulty breathing during sleep. Dry mucosa, crusting, itching in the nose are important symptoms that require attention.
Changing the shape of the nose is also a serious symptom that indicates problems with the septum. Often, all this is combined with fractures of the bones of the nose, which were not cured and fused incorrectly.
If you compare the indications to septoplasty and rhinoplasty, then the first is carried out mainly for medical reasons, which include:
If the patient has a desire to change the shape and size of the nose, then very often two operations are carried out simultaneously. Contraindications to septoplasty of the nasal septum are practically the same as for rhinoplasty. It is undesirable to perform surgery under the age of 18 years, as only to this age the formation of the bones of the facial skeleton ends.
Preparation for septoplasty involves undergoing of necessary tests depending on the type of anesthesia chosen. All the detailed information will be provided by the doctor during the consultation.
For a successful and short rehabilitation period after septoplasty, our clinic experts advise:
Immediately after septoplasty, the postoperative period is under the supervision of the doctor (within 24 hours), after which the patient is discharged home. On the site of the incisions, crusts can be formed, which the doctor will remove, and the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity will be lubricated with softening vaseline oil. Breathing through the nose is restored in a few weeks, after the disappearance of edema.
Complete rehabilitation after septoplasty, when the nose takes a natural form, comes in 2-6 months. The ability to work and the opportunity to return to the usual way of life comes in 1-2 weeks.
In order to rehabilitate with septoplasty passed with the least unpleasant sensations, it is required within 1-2 weeks to comply with all the recommendations of a specialist, which include:
As soon as edema begins to flow and new crusts cease to appear, the effect after the operation is seen. Usually it occurs in 1-2 weeks, when the patient can again breathe through his nose. Such consequences of the curve of the septum, such as dry mouth and chronic inflammatory diseases of the nasal sinuses, will gradually disappear as the patient's condition improves.
If immediately after septoplasty the nose does not breathe, this is a normal phenomenon that eventually passes, and breathing is restored. Rarely, but still complications after septoplasty occur. Among them you can find:
To reduce the risk of complications after septoplasty of the nasal septum, it is necessary to sanitize all the foci of inflammation before the operation, and after it carefully follow all the recommendations of the doctor. Considering the fact that in our clinic we use minimally invasive techniques of intervention, the risk of complications is practically reduced to zero.