Resección submucosa del tabique. Septoplastia nasal
The nasal septum is the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils. It is composed of bone and cartilage and when it is not straight it can cause respiratory problems, snoring and even sleep apnea.
Septoplasty is a surgery to repair a deviated nasal septum or one damaged by unnatural causes.
Septoplasty generally takes place under general anesthesia, although it can also be done under local anesthesia, depending on the patient. It usually lasts from 60 to 90 minutes and requires no hospitalisation.
The surgeon will repair the nasal septum through a cut in the inside of the nose and will hold it with sutures, splints and / or towels.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
Patients leave the hospital with a blocked nose to prevent nosebleeds. It is also possible to have a splint to set the new position of the septum. These plugs should be kept about 36 hours after surgery.
During the first week, patients should be in moderate rest and avoid sudden movements or efforts that impair their recovery, such as blowing their nose.