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Deviation of the Septum: Nasal Deviation

If there is a significant nasal deviation (nasal septum deviation) causing nasal obstruction and hindering breathing, it cannot be corrected with medication. The surgery performed through the inside of the nose without any visible scars to correct deviations is called "Septal Deviation Surgery" or "Septoplasty." Other problems causing nasal obstruction (concha hypertrophy, concha bullosa) can also be easily addressed and corrected in this surgery. After the nasal deviation surgery, silicone molds (nasal tampons) are placed inside the nose. External tampons and plaster are not required.

Other Causes of Nasal Obstruction:

Concha hypertrophy
Concha bullosa
Allergic rhinitis

Recovery Process After Septal Deviation Surgery

After nasal deviation/deviation surgery, there is a much faster recovery compared to nasal aesthetics. A patient operated in the morning, if not subjected to any additional procedure hindering discharge (such as sinus surgery, concha bullosa resection, etc.), can be discharged in the afternoon. The patient can return to work within a week at the latest. Complaints such as crusting and dryness in the nose after the surgery, which may cause nasal obstruction, vary from patient to patient but may take between 1 to 3 months to resolve.

Generally, grooved tampons in the nose can be removed from the 3rd to 4th day.
Nasal swelling similar to a cold or flu may be experienced for 10 days after the surgery. This is temporary.
Moisturizing the nose and providing water between 15-30 days after the surgery helps accelerate healing.
Inner stitches in the nose dissolve on their own, and mucus pieces and crusts may come out.
The efficiency of the surgery will become apparent within 1-2 months after the operation, and your breathing will improve.

If Nasal Obstruction Persists After Nose Surgery:

Nasal swelling similar to a cold or flu may be experienced for 10 days after the surgery. It is necessary to wait for this period to pass after septum surgery. Postoperative obstructions can be due to scabs, blood clots, or edema. Consulting your doctor about this and keeping the nose clean can be a solution. If your postoperative obstruction has not improved after 1-2 months, it is advisable to make a new appointment with your doctor for a reassessment.

Does the Shape of the Nose Change After Deviation Surgery? Does Deviation Surgery Correct Crookedness?

Deviation surgery is generally used instead of 'septum deviation' in general usage. It is the surgery on the left in the table above. Since nasal aesthetics are not performed, the prices are relatively lower. Deviation surgery (septoplasty) in state hospitals is covered by SGK (Social Security Institution). In private hospitals, depending on the coverage/features of the individual's private insurance, this surgery may sometimes be covered; this situation varies from one insurance to another. Nose crookedness surgery generally refers to the correction of a noticeable crookedness/deviation to the right or left when looking directly at the person (front view). The prices for nose crookedness surgery are applicable to nose aesthetics surgery prices. If the nose crookedness is due to trauma, the price may vary depending on the problem in the nose and the necessary procedure.

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