Septoplasty Tunisia: what is nasal septoplasty surgery?
Septoplasty is a reconstructive surgery of the nose which aims to correct the deviation of the nasal septum. It involves straightening the septum and repositioning it in the middle of the nose. This may require the surgeon to cut and remove parts of the nasal septum before reinserting them into the proper position.
Nasal deviation usually results in nasal obstruction or snoring. In some cases, it can even lead to sinus or even ear infections. When the deviated septum is severe, it can block one side of your nose and reduce the flow of air, making it difficult to breathe through one or both sides of your nose. This greatly affects the quality of life of those affected by this deformity.
The septoplasty aims to remedy these problems by reshaping the nasal septum to address the patient’s breathing problems.
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Nasal septoplasty in Tunisia: what you need to know before you go ahead
The first step is the pre-operative assessment. The surgeon evaluates the physical structure and characteristics of your nose. He also takes into account your symptoms (breathing difficulties) as well as your general state of health. He will also discuss with you what septoplasty can do for you, as well as the risks, recovery time and cost of the procedure.
How is the operation of nasal septum deviation in Tunisia?
The septoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your surgeon’s preferences and the complexity of the operation. The procedure is usually outpatient and does not require hospitalization. It lasts between 30 minutes and 1h30.
The incision is made on one side of the nose in order to access the nasal septum. It is minimal and not very visible. The mucous membrane (protective cover of the septum) is then lifted and the deviated septum is moved into the correct position. Any barriers, such as extra pieces of bone or cartilage, are removed. The last step is the repositioning of the mucous membrane.
The incision is then closed with resorbable sutures. Flexible silicone splints can be inserted into each nostril to support the septum. A bandage is placed inside the nose to prevent postoperative bleeding.
Surgical follow-up of the correction of deviated nasal septum in Tunisia
Post-operative bleeding is possible but rarely significant. Antibiotic treatment may be prescribed during the first few days.
To reduce the risk of swelling and infection, it is recommended that certain precautions be taken during the first few weeks after the operation.
Exhausting activities (such as aerobics and jogging) should be avoided to reduce the risk of a rise in blood pressure that can lead to a nosebleed. Blowing your nose should also be avoided for a few days.
It is recommended that you sleep with your head elevated and that you wear clothes that tie up at the front and not clothes that come off at the top.
As far as anesthesia is concerned, during the consultation, the anesthesiologist will himself inform the patient of the anesthetic risks.
It is important to know that anesthesia induces in the organism reactions that are sometimes unpredictable and more or less easy to control: the fact of having recourse to a perfectly competent Anesthetist, practicing in a truly surgical context, means that the risks incurred have become statistically very low.
Indeed, it is important to know that techniques, anesthetic products and monitoring methods have made immense progress over the last thirty years, offering optimal safety, especially when the operation is performed outside the emergency room and in a healthy person.
As far as the surgical procedure is concerned: by choosing a qualified and competent Plastic Surgeon, trained for this type of intervention, you limit these risks as much as possible, without however completely eliminating them.
Fortunately, real complications are rare following a properly performed septoplasty. In practice, the vast majority of procedures are trouble-free and patients are fully satisfied with the results. However, despite their rarity, you should be aware of the possible complications:
Bleeding: it is possible in the first few hours but usually remains very moderate. When they are too severe, they may justify a new, more extensive wicking, or even a repeat operation in the operating room.
Hematomas: they may require evacuation if they are large or too painful.
Infection: despite the natural presence of microbes in the nasal fossae, an infection following a septoplasty in Tunisia is very rare. If it occurs, it quickly justifies an appropriate treatment.
Unsightly scars: they can only concern external scars (when they exist) and are only very rarely so unsightly as to require a touch-up.
Skin injuries: although rare, they are always possible, often as a result of a nasal splint or smoking. Simple wounds or erosions heal spontaneously without leaving any traces, unlike skin necrosis, which is fortunately exceptional and often leaves a small area of scarred skin.
Mucosal and cartilage damage: a few rare cases of perforation of the nasal septum have been reported when the septum had to be reshaped. This septal perforation often goes unnoticed, but can sometimes generate an annoying wheezing sound and then warrant surgical repair.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person depending on the morphology of the patient.