Septoplasti Deviasyon – OP. DR. CENK TEKER





    Many ailments are caused by the curvature of the septum cartilage, which divides the nose in half from the inside to the middle and ends with septoplasty (deviation) surgery.


    What is the deviation?


    The structure located in the inner part of the nose, which is partly cartilage and partly bone that symmetrically divides the nose into two parts, is called the septum. The curvature of the septum is called the septum deviation. This curvature can be congenital, as well as occur with subsequent traumas. The operation to correct these curvatures of the septum is also called septum deviation. Since the septum deviation operation is performed on the inside of the nose, it does not cause any changes visible from the outside. The purpose of septum deviation is to correct the function of the nose.


    What causes septum deviation?


    Deviation of the septum can lead to many diseases if it is not treated. These diseases are:


    Nasal congestion

    Nasal discharge

    Facial pain and headache

    Diseases of the upper respiratory tract


    distortion of sound quality and nasal speech



    ear disorders (blockage, fluid accumulation)


    Due to the deviation of the septum, the nose begins to be unable to function.  Due to the deviation in the nose, a person cannot breathe soundly. For this reason, the nose that cannot breathe properly causes the body not to get enough oxygen. As a result, lung and heart diseases can also occur.



    How is Deviation Surgery – Septoplasty performed?


    Deviation surgery, septoplasty, is performed under general anaesthesia and is performed by closed methods.

    With septoplasty, the curvatures located in the nose are corrected. Because this correction process is performed inside the nose, there is no visible change from the outside. When the septum at the nose entrance, which we can call the door of oxygen entry into the body, and the barrier in front of its channels extending to the nose are removed, the exchange of breath is also brought to the level it should be.



    How Long Does Deviation Surgery Take?

    Preparation for surgery, anaesthesia, and awakening processes will be completed within one and a half -2 hours. Depending on the patient’s condition, the patient can stay in the hospital overnight.

    Are There Any Risks of Deviation Surgery?

    Before surgery, anesthesiologist physicians investigate whether there are any problems in your body against the application of anaesthesia with routine blood tests. As a result of these blood tests, all risks are minimised if a problem is detected. You will also have the necessary examinations by specialist doctors related to the subject. 


    At what age is Deviation Surgery performed?


    If there is no trauma or a condition requiring urgency or deviation, septoplasty surgery can be performed from 18. If, as we have said, there has been a trauma that involves urgency, there is no age limit for it.


    What Happens If I Don’t Have Deviation Surgery?


    The problem is that anywhere in the nose, from the entrance to the exit of the nostrils, prevents the passage of air. Deviation (curvature of the nose) prevents a person from breathing properly, laying the foundations for many health problems. 

    Being able to breathe correctly means that the body can get plenty of oxygen. On the other hand, proper and healthy breathing contributes to sleep disorders, stress, and ensuring a quality life cycle, up to the fact that the body’s immune system is more robust. People who breathe less can feel more tired and stressed. Apart from these, diseases caused by deviation can be listed as follows;

    Nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial and headache, upper respiratory tract diseases, nosebleeds, deterioration of sound quality and nasal speech, snoring, apnea, and ear disorders (obstruction, fluid accumulation).


    Is There a Suture in the Deviation Operation?

    Since the septum deviation operation is performed inside the nose, it does not cause any changes visible from the outside.                   


    How Many Days Does it take to recover after Septoplasty?


    After a night’s hospitalisation after a septoplasty (deviation) operation, the patient can go home. In the following process, depending on the patient’s general condition, the patient can return to daily life in no more than a week.

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