Septoplasty

What is Septoplasty?

Surgical reconstruction of septum is called as septoplasty.

Questions and answers on "Septoplasty"

Do you think that fixing a severely deviated septum can cure my eustation tube dysfunction?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Septoplasty can cure your Eustachian tube dysfunction

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I have gone through your query; and personally suggest that you go for the septal correction surgery i.e. Septoplasty. Repairing a deviated septum can help with regularizing airflow over the Eustachian tube...

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I had a septoplasty done 8 days ago. My breathing gas gotten much better but now my cheeks are tender to the touch? Is this normal? My back teeth are also a little tender when my feet hit the floor. Is this part of septoplasty recovery?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Slight pain is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Slight pain over the cheek and teeth is normal and can be due to swelling and irritation of the nerves. Just take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day and tablet paracetamol 500mg for the pain.

However if the pain is more or if you develop...

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I underwent a septoplasty operation in the year 2000 due to a highly deviated septum. Now, I often notice that one of my nostrils is always blocked, even if I don't have a cold. Is it necessary to have a septoplasty done again?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
not necessary

Detailed Answer:
hi Mr Ravindran.

Please give me the following details so that i can assess your problem better.
1) For which complaints the septoplasty was done ?
2) Since when have you started noticing that one of your nostrils is always blocked ?
3) Due to the block...

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Hi I am XXXXXXX 26 years has gone septoplasty surgery on 19th of the previous month. Can I consume alcohol and chew tobacco now as I m addicted to eat too much. Need valuable input on it.
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A deaddiction will make it easy. A psychologist can help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Alcohol intake is discouraged. Chewing tobacco is discouraged even further. I would insist you to...

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Hi Doctor,
I need to do a surgery of Septoplasty, bilateral turbinoplasties and removal of concha bullosa. I'm so concerned about the appearance of my nose, may this surgery change my nose, make it bigger for example? and will it be better if I do it with ENT and plastic surgeon doctor?

My other question is that I have tinnitus in my left ear, it's like inside my left head more than ear, started 4 days after nose hit, is that related?

Many Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
An ENT surgeon should perform the septoplasty

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The Septoplasty should be performed by an ENT surgeon. The appearance of your nose may not be altered, however hand on findings such as hypertrophied turbinate or excess septum...

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I have breathing problem.It seems there is some kind of blockage .I sleep with my mouth open.Recently I consulted with ENT doctor .She told me I will have to go through septoplasty.She told me that i have "Nasal Septum Deviation".How severe is this problem.Should i go through surgery.or should i take medicine?I have difficulty in speaking due to mucus stuck in nose sometime.I often breathe with my mouth.I am also very thin.I don't know if it has anything to do with nasal septum deviation.I weigh 54 kg.Please tell me about it?


The doctor told me I will have to go through "septoplasty ".Should i go through it?How severe is this problem.I have attached the image of CT Scan film in jpg format.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Deviated nasal septum

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Your CT pictures show that you have marked nasal septum deviation and even nasal mucosa hypertrophy causing severe nasal blockage.
Septoplasty is recommended in such cases.
You...

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I had sinus surgery three months ago (turbinate reduction and septoplasty.) my nose is now extremely dry no moisture whatsoever and I have trouble breathing at night (it feels like my nasal passages are too open and I can’t get enough pressure in my nose to get a full breath.) it feels like my nose is hollow now. I suffer with a constant sore throat and thick dry mucus in the back of my throat) I am getting very depressed and am scared I may have “empty nose syndrome”. Help!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Avoid steroid nasal spray...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing back

This is one of the commonest problems faced post septoplasty. This is due to reduction in the mucosal bulk and reduction of the glands associated with the nasal mucosa.

The best remedy for this to use...

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I have bad complications form a turbinectomy septoplasty, on 28th of may , perforated septum , hole growing, and bad crusting, I am very upset and preoccupied with it. congestion goes up and down and breathing is difficult at times. I also have whistling in the nose. I think the wound is breaking down each day. what should I do.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue saline rinse , spray & use ointment .

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX ,
Thanks for the query.

I have read your query , seen picture , reviewed your medications and understand your concern.

After reading your clinical history it appears that you are having perforated septum...

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Dear Doctor .
Had a minor accident caused by slamming of taxi boot on my face.in March 2015. The specialist here feels I need functional septoplasty & ptosis repaire for my upper eyelids. Would like to have it done in XXXXXXX . Could you recommend a specialist clinic in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX or XXXXXXX with an estimate of costs.Thanks & Regards

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Additional details are required.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The decision on the septoplasty and ptosis surgery will depend upon the detailed description and images that you upload.

2. A plain Sinus CT will help, if possible. A fitness certificate should be...

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History of Trauma due to fall in bathroom 28 March 2017.
Diagnosis : DNS with Fracture Nasal Bone
Treatment: Septoplasty with Fracture Reduction
Kindly confirm whether nasal bone fracture be present even when X-ray report Bilateral Nasal bone has no Bony injury noted
How will it be diagnosed further as per treating doctor Diagnosed clinically in view of External Deformity and nasal Crepitus which is enough for Diagnosis of fracture nasal Bone

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Fracture nasal trauma

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
It is possible that sometimes the fracture which can be diagnosed clinically is not seen in x-ray. The best way to confirm is to get a CT scan paranasal sinuses done. The...

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Recent questions on  Septoplasty

doctor1 MD

hi i have chronice sinusitis and had a septoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery and still can never breathe out of the right side of my nose i can see the turbinate is swollen and red i have taken tons of antibiotics for the problem also, what can i do next?

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Hallo. I had septoplasty operation two weeks ago. Everything went fine. It s the first time that I breathe like that. There s one complication though. There is a hole (30mm diameter) on my left mucosal layer deep inside. Only on theleft layer. The right one is ok. Is this going to heal? What are the risks of a permanent perforation? I use Bepanthol cream. Is there anything else I can do?? Thanks

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i have have affected by sinutis related problem last five years.before 1 year i have undergone septoplasty for nasal septum deviation.3 months back i have also undergone FESS and turbinoplasty for the sinus problem.now i some time affected by head ache and cold related problems .my doctor adviced me the nasal passages are very clear there is nothing cannot be done after this.and i have affected by squint from birth called as esotropia ,my right eye does not move towards end of the eye.now iam 28 years old .eye doctors suggested this DRS syndrome cannot be surgeried.is it any connection between squint and sinutis.what are the best treatment to clear both the problems.pls suggest me

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I have just returned home after having septoplasty/rhinoplasty surgery. I am a 49 year old woman weighing 158 lbs in excellent health with no pre-surgery complications. My situation is that immediately upon awaking in the recovery area, I experienced burning and stinging in my nostrils, sore throat and pain in the chest. The sore throat and chest pain are the result of the breathing tube (it was a 4 hour surgery) and I was told by the nurse on duty that the nasal burning was due to the nasal sprays that were administered while I was under anesthesia. My question is, how long will it be before this burning subsides? This is actually the worst part of my experience thus far. I did have nasal packing performed which is being removed in two days - could the burning be related to this? I am currently taking Percocet for pain which is working well for the actual pain of the rhinoplasty, but it hardly touches the burning. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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I had sinus surgery three months ago (turbinate reduction and septoplasty .) my nose is now extremely dry no moisture whatsoever and I have trouble breathing at night (it feels like my nasal passages are too open and I can’t get enough pressure in...

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What does the sinus scan that I have attached mean. Do I need surgery

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I m unable to breathe through my nose from the starting. And always one side of the nose is blocked and leaking. Also I have cold most of the time so these are my main problems.

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