Septoplasty

When the bone and cartilage dividing the nostrils, called the septum, is crooked, it’s known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it difficult to breathe through your nose and increase the risk of sinus infections due to poor drainage. At Surgical Solutions Network, our board-certified ENT specialists correct a deviated septum with private septoplasty at our state-of-the-art facilities in Canada.

Septoplasty With Surgical Solutions Network

Many patients choose Surgical Solutions for septoplasty. Our surgeons have years of experience and are known for excellence in performance and outcomes with this and other ENT procedures. At Surgical Solutions, our patient-centred philosophy means we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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What Does Septoplasty Treat?

Many people have a crooked septum. But when it’s severe, a deviated septum can block one side of the nose and reduce airflow, causing difficulty breathing through one or both sides of the nose. If you experience symptoms—such as difficulty breathing through your nose—that affect your quality of life, you may consider surgery to fix a deviated septum.

What Happens During a Septoplasty?

Septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing cartilage, bone, or both. The surgeon works through incisions inside the nose. Occasionally it is necessary to make a small incision between the nostrils.

If the nasal bones are crooked and pushing the septum off to one side, it may be necessary to make cuts in the bones of the nose to reposition them. Spreader grafts are small, reinforcing strips of cartilage that can be used to help correct a deviated septum when the problem is along the bridge of the nose. Sometimes these grafts are necessary to straighten the septum effectively.

What Is the Fastest Way To Recover From Septoplasty?

To decrease the chances of bleeding and swelling, your surgeon may ask that you follow one or more of these precautions for several weeks after surgery:

  • Elevate your head when you’re sleeping.
  • Don’t blow your nose for several weeks.
  • Wear clothes that fasten in the front; don’t pull clothing over your head, such as shirts or sweaters.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as aerobics and jogging, for up to five weeks to avoid potentially causing a nosebleed.

Your surgeon’s specific recommendations will depend on the extent of your surgery.

Next Steps: Book Your Septoplasty Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your septoplasty needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications
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