The nasal septum divides the nasal cavity into two parts. Ideally, these parts must be symmetric, but this is not always the case. The front part of the septum is composed of cartilage tissue, the rear of the thin bone. In some diseases, injuries of the nose, congenital abnormalities of the nasal septum is deformed, you may receive a strong curvature.
The task of a septoplasty to repair the nasal septum, in order to save the patient from many unpleasant moments.
The nasal septum leads to:
- rough breathing, usually with a damaged hand,
- edema of the mucosa in the nasal cavity,
- you may experience pain in the nose
Many patients during the inspection can be detected by a deviated septum, but this does not mean that all need septoplasty.
Septoplasty is performed for those who have problems with breathing and, if it is determined that the curvature of the nasal septum has led to the emergence of chronic sinusitis, excessive growth of the lining of the nose, the appearance of polyps. A septoplasty is done, wanting to change the outer curvature of the nose.
Septoplasty - surgery. The goal is to give the nasal septum right symmetrical position, which will make breathing free.
A septoplasty can be performed under General anesthesia or under local. It all depends on the degree of deformation and involved adjacent tissues.
After the operation, to secure the median septum in the nose injected silicone splint, which is well tolerated by the patient and does not interfere with breathing. No swelling, bruising and other manifestations remains. The operation lasts on average from 1 to 2 hours. The patient will feel relief within 3-5 days. And even during the week you must wash the nose with a salt solution. Two weeks strongly recommended not to strain yourself exercise.
Children this operation is not recommended, because they have the cartilage of the nose continues to grow to 18 years.
Science does not stand still. And now increasingly used endoscopic laser septoplasty, which is less traumatic, recovery is faster. Here the doctor uses endoscopic equipment. The laser cauterizes the wound edges, which avoids bleeding and minimizes the penetration of infection.