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As an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon, I have seen many patients who struggle with breathing difficulties and other issues related to their nasal passages. One common solution to these problems is a procedure called septoplasty, which involves correcting a deviated septum. I'm Dr Vyas Prasad, and I have successfully performed septoplasty on many patients, helping them to breathe better and enjoy a better quality of life.

What is septoplasty?

The septum is the thin wall of bone and cartilage that separates the two sides of the nose. In some cases, the septum is not straight, but instead is deviated, which can cause breathing problems and other issues. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to correct a deviated septum, restoring normal function to the nasal passages.

What are the signs that you may need septoplasty?

If you have difficulty breathing through your nose, experience frequent nosebleeds, or have recurrent sinus infections, it may be a sign that you have a deviated septum. Other signs may include snoring or sleep apnea, a crooked or visibly bent nose, or chronic facial pain. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to talk to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist like myself, Dr Vyas Prasad, to determine whether septoplasty may be the right treatment for you.

What does the septoplasty procedure involve?

Septoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you'll go home the same day as the procedure. Depending on the extent of the deviation, the procedure may be done under local or general anesthesia. During the surgery, I'll make a small incision inside the nose, allowing me to access the septum. I'll then remove any excess bone or cartilage that is causing the deviation, reshaping the septum as needed. Once the procedure is complete, I'll close the incision with dissolvable sutures and apply a splint to the outside of the nose to help it heal properly.

What is the recovery like?

Most patients experience some swelling and discomfort in the days following the procedure, but this can be managed with pain medication and by following the post-operative care instructions. You'll need to avoid blowing your nose for the first week or so after the procedure, and it's important to avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks to allow the nose to heal properly. Most patients are able to return to work or school within a week or two, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Successful Patient Treatments

One of my patients, Ms. Ritu, had been experiencing difficulty breathing through her nose for many years. She also suffered from frequent sinus infections and had tried various medications and treatments without success. After consulting with me, I recommended septoplasty as a solution to her problem. Ms. Ritu underwent the procedure and was thrilled with the results. She reported that she was able to breathe better immediately following the surgery, and her sinus infections became less frequent. She was back to work within a week and felt like a new person.

Another patient, Mr. Rajiv, had been living with a deviated septum for many years, but had been reluctant to undergo surgery. After talking with me, he felt confident that septoplasty was the right choice for him. Following the procedure, Mr. Rajiv was amazed at how much better he could breathe. He also reported that his snoring had improved significantly, and he was able to sleep better at night. Overall, he felt like he had a new lease on life.

If you're experiencing difficulty breathing through your nose, chronic sinus infections, or other nasal-related issues, septoplasty may be the solution you've been looking for. As a highly specialised Ear Nose and Throat surgeon,

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