Deviated Septum Surgery Dubai

An Overview

The nasal septum is a thin cartilage/bone wall between nostrils. When the nasal septum is bent towards one side, it blocks the nasal passage, reduces the airflow, and causes breathing problems. 

A septoplasty, or deviated nasal septum surgery, aims to reconstruct and restore deviated septum to allow efficient airflow through the nostrils that improve breathing.

The deviated nasal septum can occur by birth or bend due to an accident, infection, or facial trauma. Dr. Peter Baptista is a highly experienced ENT specialist with a commendable record of doing deviated septum surgery in Dubai. Here are more details about the nasal septum and septoplasty.

A brief about nasal septum and Septoplasty

Nasal septum:

The nasal septum is cartilage/bone that divides two nostrils. The nasal passage is supposed to be straight to allow smooth breathing. But when the nasal septum is bent or deviated, it obstructs the airflow causing breathing problems. The deviated septum might also cause inflammation of the nasal lining, mucus accumulation, or nasal discharge.

Deviated septum surgery or Septoplasty:

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten deviated nasal septum. During Septoplasty, the surgeon cuts and removes the bent part of the septum and straightens it before reinserting it into the proper position. The septoplasty procedure is supposed to align the septum properly, thus relieving breathing issues.

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How to recognize deviated septum?

If your nose seems bent, it might indicate deviated septum. But there are some more symptoms of a deviated septum.

Septoplasty Procedure

For Septoplasty, an incision is made inside the nose to reveal the damaged cartilage and bone. Then the deviated part is removed or reshaped depending on the scope of improvement in straightening the deviated septum. Finally, the nose stump is closed with dissolvable sutures. Dr. Peter does not leave any packing inside the nose after performing the surgery.

Before the surgery, Dr Peter obtains several multiangular scans of the nose that reflect the deviated septum. Then, he plans the surgery and decides the number of incisions, length, and spot for exposing the damaged part.

Upon completion of the surgery, the airway passage is checked, and the patient’s response is noted.

Recovery from Septoplasty

In the first two weeks after surgery, your nose might feel congested. You must follow these guidelines for faster recovery:

Benefits of Septoplasty

Improved breathing

The respiratory function improves as the nasal passages open.

Lesser chances of sinus infections

Opening the airways allows mucus to drain properly, avoiding congestion in the nasal cavity and thus avoiding any chances of inflammations of the nasal lining or sinus infections.

Improved functionality of nose

Septoplasty will enhance your sense of smell or taste lacking due to deformity septum.

Better sleep

There are lesser chances of snoring and sleep apnea as the surgery clears airway obstruction. Therefore, your sleep quality will improve.

Why choose Dr. Peter Baptista for deviated septum surgery in Dubai?

Dr. Peter Baptista is a highly professional ENT specialist and one of the best doctors for deviated septum surgery in Dubai. His compassionate approach and confidence in performing surgeries also instill confidence in his patients to believe in surgeries.

Also, Dr. Peter Baptista encourages patients to have realistic expectations, as little bleeding or pain is common after surgery. He briefs the patients about the surgery before taking them to the operating room, preparing them mentally for the surgery. His patients only extoll his performance at surgeries and experience their positive surgery experiences with him.