We call “septoplasty” the operations they perform in order to correct the curvature of the curtain, which separates the two nasal passages from each other and which we call the septum, whose front part consists of cartilage and posterior bone. Since septum deviation is a common problem in the society, “deviation surgeries” to correct this problem are among the most common operations they perform. When deciding on nasal valve surgery, they should take into consideration the patient’s complaints and the negative effects of nasal obstruction on health and quality of life as well as the examination findings of the nose.
If they determine that the nasal obstruction complaint is caused by the curvature of the septum (deviation), there is no alternative other than surgical treatment in patients. At this point, they also check whether the patient has nasal valve failure.
If you have Nasal Valve stenosis, your doctor will treat this stenosis in addition to your septoplasty surgery.
- Avoid medications that contain aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E. If you buy a medicine from the pharmacy or doctor, it is very important that you remind it. Many pain relievers and cold medicines contain these substances.
- We stay away from all nicotine-containing tobacco such as cigarettes, pipes and cigars. Nicotine can affect healthy blood circulation and ultimately a successful surgery outcome. It also puts you in a higher risk group during anesthesia.
- You can take 1000 mg of vitamin C three times a day. Because vitamin C helps wound healing.
- Stop drinking alcohol.
The day before the surgery:
Do not eat or drink anything (including water and chewing gum) after midnight. If your surgery is in the afternoon, behave like a full fasting after a light breakfast as early as 06:00 in the morning until the surgery. Also, if this rule is not followed, they can postpone the operation. If you have medications such as blood pressure or diabetes, you can take them very early with a sip of water.
They may put a tampon or silicone mold in your nose to prevent post-operative bleeding. Unless your doctor recommends anything else, these tampons will be removed 3 or 4 days later.
- The patient can drink water at the earliest 3 hours after the surgery. If you drink water earlier, vomiting will occur because bowel movements do not return to normal. However, during this time, the lips can be wiped with water. Liquid and food intake are at the earliest 4 hours after the surgery.
- There will be a feeling of dryness in your throat, a slight burning and sore throat due to the tampons. These complaints will last for 3-4 days due to the anesthesia tube they placed during general anesthesia. Keeping your throat moist with warm drinks and drinking plenty of fluids will reduce these complaints.
- Rest until you take your tampons.
- Avoid excessive exercise and strenuous daily activities.
- Do not eat or drink extremely hot foods such as tea, coffee and soups.
- Lie on a high pillow with your head above heart level.
- If you need to take something off the ground, put your knee on the ground and take it without bending too much forward.
- Do not blow it.
- Do not lean forward.
- Avoid very hot and steamy baths. Stay short in the shower
- Do not lift heavy.
- Avoid staying in the sun and sunbathing.
- Do not use aspirin and other drugs that increase bleeding.
- Do not remove your tampons yourself.
- Remember that after removing your tampons, the wounds in your nose will disappear and the intranasal edema will decrease in 3-4 weeks. Therefore, do not forget that there may be a blockage when they take the tampons in your nose.
There may be excessive crusting in the nose during wound healing.
- If they do the concha (intranasal meat) reduction surgically, do not perform the intranasal washing and blowing process for 3 weeks. Otherwise, nosebleeds may occur.
- After taking tampons, they may call dressing several times a week to prevent adhesions while the inside of the nose is healing, to clean the scabs and to control wound healing. Make an appointment for dressing after removing tampons.
- Do not forget to take the prescription written by your doctor and use the medicines.
If you have complaints such as fever higher than 37.5 degrees, inflammatory discharge from your nose or gradually increasing headache after surgery, consult your doctor.