Who Needs Septoplasty?

Who needs septoplasty

A nasal obstruction is a common problem that sends many patients to the doctor. A deviated nasal septum is a prevalent cause of nasal obstruction. Septoplasty surgery is a minor surgical procedure that improves the patient’s quality of life by correcting septal deviation.

Deviated Septum Surgery is also used to correct a crooked nose. This procedure improves breathing by allowing more air to flow through your nose.

What is Septoplasty?

The term ‘Septoplasty’ refers to a surgical procedure that helps straighten the septum. The septum is the wall that separates both nostrils. The septum can become crooked at times, causing a variety of problems. A deviated septum is a crooked septum. With poor drainage, this increases the risk of sinusitis.

The septum is repositioned in the mid-section of the nose during septoplasty. As a result, your surgeon will have to remove some of the nasal septum. You will find breathing easier to breathe when the surgery and other treatments are completed.

What can a deviated septum cause?

A septal deformity causes nasal airway obstruction, causing mouth breathing, recurrent nasal infections, and sleep apnea.

Who is a good candidate for Septoplasty?

An ideal candidate for Septoplasty surgery is someone who is encountering the following issues:

  • Uncontrollable nosebleeds
  • Obstruction of the nasal airway
  • Other intranasal surgeries cause nasal septal deformity

How do I know if I should get a Septoplasty?

The most apparent symptom is difficulty breathing. As a result, you breathe through your mouth. To correct this, a septoplasty is necessary.

Breathing becomes difficult when you have a deviated septum. At the same time, it will interfere with the passage of air from the nose. And will eventually become a cause of nose bleeding. A Deviated Septum Surgery can rectify this disorder.

When your nose becomes clogged, it becomes difficult to breathe. As a result, it becomes a significant issue in the sinuses. Furthermore, this will become one of the causes of sinus infection. You may develop allergies if you do not seek treatment on time. So, if you have such a problem, you must consult a doctor who may suggest undergoing a Septoplasty surgery.

Headaches and fatigue are two big reasons why you would need Septoplasty. Also, the sinus pressure rises as a result of the headache.

A deviated septum will cause sleep disruption and loud snoring. In other words, sleep apnea can occur, which can be resolved through Septoplasty.

Nasal obstruction can create a hindrance in breathing. Allergies, colds, and infections commonly cause it. This can be tackled through a simple procedure of Septoplasty.

Septoplasty surgery can solve issues related to septum holes as well. A septum hole can cause nose bleeding, blockage, and breathing difficulties.

You will also have trouble recognizing the smell of food. A deviated septum causes this loss of smell, wherein you will need Septoplasty to cure the problem.

When you notice a slight change in the shape of your nose, you may be experiencing a serious problem. You must seek medical attention and Septoplasty surgery immediately.

What and why would you need Septoplasty? – In a crux

A deviated septum is common, but when it’s severe, it can block airflow, leading to breathing difficulties through the nose. This can also cause bleeding and crusting due to dry airflow.

Septoplasty, as a surgical option, can straighten the nasal septum by repositioning or replacing bone and cartilage. It’s recommended if breathing issues or significant quality-of-life problems occur.

Benefits of Septoplasty

Following are some of the primary benefits of Septoplasty surgery:

  • This medication is used to treat breathing problems that are caused by a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or other similar conditions.
  • Can help you get a better night’s sleep by reducing or eliminating snoring.
  • Can help you get a better night’s sleep by reducing or eliminating snoring.
  • Allows your sinuses to drain more effectively, leading to fewer sinus infections.

Does Septoplasty change nose shape?

Septoplasty surgery does not alter the shape of your nose in most cases where the septum is deviated inside the nose with no external deviation. However, our surgeon may be able to combine septoplasty and rhinoplasty if you want to change the shape of your nose along with correcting your deviated septum.

Can septoplasty surgery be combined with a rhinoplasty?

Yes, in many cases! Septoplasty and rhinoplasty can work extremely well together. Septoplasty rectifies the structure of the nose, allowing for a more cosmetically pleasing rhinoplasty.

This combination, known as functional rhinoplasty, aims to improve the nose’s appearance as well as its function, including nasal breathing and airway obstruction.

Suffering from a deviated septum? Seek precise and professional Septoplasty surgery from Dr. Peter Baptista

If you have been suffering from a deviated septum, Dr. Peter Baptista is an expert when it comes to Septoplasty surgery. With his precise and professional care, patients can be confident they are receiving the highest quality of medical attention and that their condition will be treated with the utmost respect. 

Whether you need help breathing better or simply want to correct your appearance, Dr. Baptista’s experience in this field makes him one of the most sought-after specialists in this area of medicine.

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Dr. Peter Baptista

 Dr Peter Baptista Jardin

European Board Certified ENT Doctor In Dubai

Dr. Peter Baptista Jardin is an ENT specialist with a special interest in treating sleep apnea. He is a revered expert in Spain for performing the first ever robotic transoral surgery in 2011, and the only series of hypoglossal nerve stimulation proved revolutionary for obstructive sleep apnea treatment worldwide. He currently serves as an ENT doctor in Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital.