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What is Nasal septum surgery (nasal septum)?

14:31 - 9 April , 2021

Medical procedure



It is a surgical intervention in the ENT area, the purpose of which is to reposition the nasal septum when there is an alteration or deviation that is causing recurrent infections and/or a nasal obstruction that prevents proper breathing. 

Realignment of nasal septum through this surgery can also have an aesthetic purpose at the patient’s convenience.

Before the procedure:

  • Make sure your body hygiene is optimal. 
  • Follow the recommended fasting time.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication.

When the procedure is complete:

The surgery lasts approximately one hour and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It is usually an outpatient procedure, so you can go home that same day.

Over the course of two to three days after the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort and nasal pain. In short, these discomforts will disappear and you will be able to resume your life and normal activities. 

Remember to keep your head up for the first few days and try not to blow your nose for the first few weeks. Notify your ABC doctor in case of heavy and recurring bleeding.

Potential risks:

  • Clot formation or bleeding.
  • Infections.
  • Loss or decrease of smell.
  • Numbness.
  • Sore throat.

In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.

ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.

Your next surgery in expert and certified hands.

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