Septal Surgery in Lahore
The spetum is a thin piece of cartilage and bone inside the nose between the right and left sides. It is about 7cms long in adults. In some people this septum is bent into one or both sides of the nose, blocking it. Sometimes this is because of an injury to the nose, but sometimes it just grows that way. We can operate to straighten the septum.
Why have septal surgery?
If you have a blocked nose because of the bend in the septum, an operation will help. Sometimes we need to straighten out a bent septum to give us room to do other things, such as sinus surgery. The operation is not meant to change the way your nose looks. In some cases a bent septum may occur with a twist in the outside shape of the nose. In these cases septal surgery may be combined with nose re-shaping surgery (septorhinoplasty) to straighten the nose.
How is the operation done?
The operation takes about 30-45 minutes. You might be asleep although some cases can be performed with only your nose anaesthetised. The operation is usually all done inside your nose – there will be no scars or bruises on your face.
We make a cut inside your nose and straighten out the septum by taking away some of the cartilage and bone and moving the rest of the septum back to the middle of the nose. Then we hold it all in place with some stitches. Complex cases may require a cut across the skin between the nosrils and may be combined with septorhinoplasty procedures.