The nasal septum lies in the midline of the nasal cavity and separates the two main nasal cavities from each other. A crooked nasal septum can be congenital or develop during growth or can be bent after a fracture.
In some cases, this curvature makes nasal breathing more difficult. Inflammations of the paranasal sinuses can frequently occur, but middle ear infections can also occur due to a crooked nasal septum, headaches and snoring can also be consequences of a curved nasal septum. Nasal breathing is impaired.
If such symptoms are present, surgery should be performed.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, but requires less and less in-patient treatment. During the operation, the nasal mucous membrane is loosened in the necessary places and the cartilage is straightened. In order to rule out bleeding after the operation, the nose is tamponed only in difficult cases thanks to state-of-the-art technology.
An oblique nasal septum can be performed alone or as part of a cosmetic nose correction. Too large turbinates are reduced in size. A paranasal sinus operation is also possible within this procedure.
Complications during nose corrections are very rare.
It goes without saying that the patient should refrain from nicotine and alcohol after the operation. After the in-patient stay, further out-patient checks must be carried out. Sport and other physical exertion, but also direct sunlight and hot baths should be avoided at all costs.
The duration of the complete healing process must be planned for about four weeks.