Septum Deviation

Septum Deviation

Nose Curvature (Cartilage Curvature)

Septum deviation is also known as nasal curvature. The wall in the middle of the nose that divides the nose into two is called the septum. The front part is cartilage and the back part is bone. The curvature of this wall due to any reason is called septum deviation. The resulting curvature prevents comfortable breathing. Although air passage decreases on the side where the bending occurs, the person may not notice this because the other part is open. However, over time, the nasal turbinate (turbinate) begins to grow on the open side, and that is when the congestion becomes noticeable. The curvature in the nose can be in the front, back or both front and back (in both cartilage and bone). Action is taken accordingly.

Septum Deviation Surgery

Nasal curvature surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. It takes approximately 20-45 minutes. Curvatures of the wall on the inside of the nose can only be corrected with this surgery. In septum deviation surgery, no intervention is made on the external part of the nose, that is, its shape is not changed. If the patient also wants a plastic surgery or has already applied for a plastic surgery and also has a curvature, the two procedures are performed in the same session. If a person who has rhinoplasty has a deviated septum, it must be corrected during the procedure. Because no matter how many aesthetic interventions you make on a person with a curvature, if the curvature is not corrected, deformities may occur in the future.

In septum deviation surgery, a very small incision of 4 millimeters is made in the part of the nose that is not visible from the outside. No incision is made on the outside, so no scars are visible. Since the stitches placed inside the nose are dissolvable, there is no need to remove stitches later.

Nasal curvature may be congenital or may become curved over time. Apart from this, a deterioration due to trauma may also be observed. In case of cartilage curvatures due to trauma, there may also be distortion in the outer part of the nose. If there is a problem on the outside, this part should also be repaired along with the inside, that is, aesthetic intervention should be performed. Otherwise, no matter how much the interior is corrected, it will not be a complete repair. On the other hand, nasal concha enlargement (turbinate) is also seen along with the curvature of the nose. The enlarged nasal flesh is reduced in the same session by radiofrequency nasal flesh reduction. This procedure is not considered a surgical intervention.

Nose Curvature

After Septum Deviation Surgery

  • Most often, the patient is discharged on the day of surgery.
  • It is not a very painful process.
  • Since we do not use tampons, complaints are minimized.
  • It is recommended to use antibiotics for about 1 week.
  • Since septum surgery does not involve any operations on the roof of the nose, there is no swelling or bruising under the eyes.
  • Crusting may occur in the nose and is temporary.
  • It may take 1-2 months to fully heal and breathe comfortably.

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