Op.Dr. Ümit Küçüktepe

Antalya Septoplasty - Nose Curvature

What is Septoplasty (Cartilage Curvature Surgery)?

Cartilage curvature, an unnatural shape of cartilage in the nose areameans curvature. This can cause various deformities in the person's nose structure and often lead to problems such as nasal congestion, respiratory problems and aesthetic concerns.

Cartilage curvature surgery is a surgical procedure to correct the curvature of the cartilage in the nose structure of the person. This procedure is performed to straighten the cartilage inside and outside the nose. During the surgery, the surgeon makes the necessary incisions to correct the curvature of the cartilage in the nasal structure and reshapes the cartilage. After the surgery, the nose structure of the person will have a more natural shape and respiratory problems will decrease.

Cartilage curvature surgery is also beneficial in terms of aesthetics. After the surgery, the nose shape of the person will gain a more aesthetic appearance and will become more compatible with the face. However, the success of this surgery depends on the experience of the surgeon and the nose structure of the person.

As a result, cartilage curvature (septoplasty) surgery is a surgical procedure to correct the cartilage curvature of the person's nose. While this surgery reduces respiratory problems, it also gives the person self-confidence in terms of aesthetics. However, the success of this surgery depends on the experience of the surgeon and the nose structure of the person, and a detailed evaluation is required beforehand.

Who Is Septoplasty Suitable For?

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct a cartilage and bone structure called the nasal septum. This procedure is usually performed due to a curved, bent, fractured or enlarged nasal septum that causes nasal congestion.

Septoplasty can be a suitable option for people who have nasal congestion complaints, have difficulty breathing from their nose, and have various health problems such as snoring or sleep apnea due to breathing problems. In addition, health problems such as headache, nose bleeding, recurrent sinusitis due to nasal septum deformity can also be treated with septoplasty.

However, each patient needs a detailed evaluation to decide whether septoplasty is appropriate. During this evaluation, the patient's nose structure, the cause of respiratory problems, other health problems, lifestyle and post-surgical expectations are taken into consideration. In some cases, septoplasty alone is not sufficient and may need to be combined with other nasal surgery techniques.

As a result, septoplasty may be an appropriate treatment option for people whose quality of life is reduced due to nasal congestion, respiratory problems and other nasal diseases. However, every patient must go through a thorough evaluation and counseling process. Before the surgical procedure, full knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of cartilage curvature surgery should be obtained, and post-surgical expectations should be clearly defined.

Septoplasty Surgery Pre-Process

Before the septoplasty surgery, the preparations that the patient should make before the procedure, the smooth and successful operation of the surgery, and the comfort and recovery of the patient in the postoperative period are very important.

First of all, the patient must follow the doctor's instructions before the operation. Completing the pre-operative examination and tests is very important in terms of evaluating the patient's health status and determining whether the surgery is appropriate.

Also, the patient may need to stop using certain medications, such as blood thinners, before surgery. In addition, smoking is another important factor that should be stopped before surgery. As a result, the process before the septoplasty operation is about the patient's compliance with the doctor's instructions before the operation, the evaluation of the health status and the completion of the preparations. The correct execution of this process is very important for the successful and trouble-free operation of the surgery.

How is Septoplasty Performed?

Cartilage curvature surgery, which is performed to correct a cartilage and bone structure called the nasal septum, is performed under general anesthesia and the operation takes approximately 1 hour.

At the beginning of the surgery, a small incision is made into the nostrils and the nasal septum is made visible. Then, the curved or bent part of the septum is cut and straightened. The problem area is corrected by removing excess cartilage or bone from the septum piece.

Then, the other side of the septum is entered with the help of a special tool and the process is repeated in the same way. After the surgery, both sides are corrected so that a full opening is created in the middle of the septum.

After the septoplasty procedure is completed, tampons are placed inside the nostrils. These tampons are used to straighten the nasal septum and remain in the nostrils for several days to prevent bleeding.

After surgery, small drainage tubes are inserted into the patient's nostrils. These tubes help to expel the fluids accumulated in the nose and provide relief to the patient. There may also be swelling and bruising inside the nose, but these usually go away within a few weeks.

Post-Septoplasty Process

Precautions to be taken to manage the recovery process of the patient after cartilage curvature surgery are very important in terms of successful and trouble-free outcome of the surgery, comfort of the patient and full recovery. After the surgery, the tampons and drainage tubes placed in the patient's nostrils are removed after a few days. It is normal for the patient to feel some pain in the nose during this process. However, in case of severe pain, a doctor should be consulted.

In the postoperative period, swelling, bruising and bleeding may occur in the patient's nose area. These conditions usually pass within a few weeks. Cold compress application is recommended to reduce swelling in the patient's nose area and accelerate the healing process. In addition, the patient should rest for a few days after the surgery and avoid heavy exercises. In addition, it is also important to regularly use the drugs recommended by the doctor. In order to manage the recovery process of the patient, it is necessary to make several follow-up appointments after the surgery. During these appointments, the doctor evaluates the patient's recovery and revises the treatment plan if necessary.

Cartilage Curvature Surgery Price

Septoplasty surgery price; It may vary depending on the difficulty of the surgery, whether an additional operation is performed in addition to the cartilage curvature operation, the surgeon's experience, and the hospital or clinic where the procedure will be performed. In addition, the expectations and needs of the patient can also affect the prices of cartilage curvature surgery. You can contact us about the updates of cartilage curvature surgery prices in 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions About Septoplasty Surgery

Septum deviation is the curvature of the nasal bone that occurs due to any accident or during the developmental period. This situation causes problems such as snoring, noisy breathing, dry mouth, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, eye pain and otitis media. With the septoplasty performed in our clinic, the problem of septum deviation can be resolved and you can breathe more easily.

Septorhinoplasty performed in our clinic is an operation in which internal nasal surgical corrections (septoplasty) and external nasal surgical corrections (rhinoplasty) are performed together. With septorhinoplasty, the breathing function and appearance of the nose are corrected at the same time. Our clinic's specialist doctor, Op. Dr. Ümit Küçüktepe has been successfully performing septorhinoplasty operations since 2015 by combining them with the latest technology methods.

In our clinic, septoplasty is applied to solve the problem of septum deviation. With the correction of the nasal septum, which consists of bone and cartilage, you can easily get rid of the problem of snoring.

It is suitable for people over the age of 18 who have difficulty breathing and have curvature of the nose, who have completed bone and facial development.

Septoplasty performed under local or general anesthesia takes 1 or 1.5 hours.

Since the outer roof of the nose is not treated after the septoplasty operation, conditions such as bruising and swelling do not occur after the procedure.

After the septoplasty procedure, people do not have any problems while breathing because a silicone pad is placed in the nose.

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