Nose Reshaping (Septoplasty)

What is a Nose Reshaping (Septoplasty)?

Septoplasty, also known as (sub-mucous septal resection and septal reconstruction), is a surgical procedure used to correct a deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is the partition between the two nasal cavities, and when it deviates into one of the cavities, it can narrow that cavity and impede airflow. This can cause breathing problems and recurrent rhinitis or sinus issues. Septoplasty aims to straighten the bone and cartilage that separates the space between the nostrils, improving airflow and breathing. This surgery is usually performed on patients with a deviated septum or crooked internal nose, which can occur during childbirth or as the result of an injury or other trauma. If the wall that separates both sides of the nose is tilted towards one side at a degree greater than 50%, it can cause difficulty breathing and lead to nasal obstruction. Most surgeries are completed in 60 minutes or less, but recovery time can last several weeks. Simply put, septoplasty repairs the passageways in the nose, making it easier to breathe.

How long does septoplasty surgery take?

Septoplasty is generally considered an easy procedure, but its duration depends on several factors such as the complexity of the condition and whether you will receive local or general anesthesia. Your doctor will determine the best approach for you. Typically, the procedure takes between 30 to 90 minutes to complete.

How long does it take to recover from a septoplasty procedure?

The procedure for this particular nose surgery is less complicated compared to others, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities within 3-4 weeks after the operation. However, it may take up to three months for the nose to fully heal and settle following the surgery.

What are the potential complications of a septoplasty?

Septoplasty is generally considered to be a low-risk procedure, but like any surgery, there are potential complications to be aware of. These may include excessive bleeding, infection, and the possibility of perforation (hole) in the septum. Scarring is also a risk, although it is typically not visible as it occurs inside the nose.

What is the cost of septoplasty surgery?

The cost of a septoplasty procedure in Turkey is dependent on the number of surgical procedures that need to be performed. The cost also varies based on the experience of the doctor conducting the surgery and the hospital chosen for the procedure. Typically, the cost of a septoplasty in Turkey ranges between €2550 – €2850.