Septoplasty

A deviated nasal septum blocks not only airflow but also your road to health, beauty, and well-being.

Septoplasty is a procedure which helps restore the nasal septum to its physiologically correct shape and normalize nasal breathing. It’s essentially a submucosal resection (excision or removal) of the nasal septum where it suffers deformation.

Those who would like to have their nose reshaped need rhinoplasty rather than septoplasty. However, some cases will require the ENT plastic surgeon to perform both surgeries at the same time. After all, the key to a nice and, of course, beautiful nose is a straight nasal septum without any ridges and spurs.

A deviated nasal septum can be caused by craniofacial abnormalities or injuries. Osseous or cartilaginous thickening—ridges or one- and two-sided spurs—can block airflow as well. These deformities cause such complications as mouth breathing, snoring, apnoea, impaired smell, nosebleeds, chronic sinusitis or rhinitis, polyps, hearing impairment, migraine, insomnia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances. Septoplasty will help you get rid of the above problems.

Our experience

Before

surgery

At the consultation, our expert examines you, evaluates your nasal septum, identifies the type of deformity, and prescribes various tests. Guided by the findings, the expert chooses the septoplasty technique.
During

surgery

We perform surgical and endoscopic septoplasty. During surgery, we move the nasal septum into the right position. You don’t feel any pain. For septoplasty, we put you under general anaesthesia. The procedure takes up to 30 minutes.
After

surgery

Septoplasty is a simple procedure in terms of rehabilitation. We remove your splints and swabs two days after surgery. Later on, we recommend undergoing medical examinations only if necessary. Such surgery causes minor oedema which subsides quickly. After 5–7 days, you’ll be able to get back on track with normal breathing.

Our approach to septoplasty

A deviated septum may not be visible, but you can feel it. Your quality of life declines as well: you have difficulty breathing normally in addition to snoring, chronic sinusitis, and nosebleeds. Your hearing may even be impaired. Therefore, septoplasty is the only right solution. 

Our experts perform such plastic surgery using different techniques. But all of them have the same goal: each person breathes freely and feels healthy.

Doctors

All doctors

Oleh
Kompaniets

Plastic surgeon. Rhinologist. Board-certified doctor. Professor. Honoured Doctor of Ukraine. UAPRAS Vice President. 35 years of surgical practice

Valentyn
Oleinikov

ENT doctor. Surgeon. Board-certified doctor. 30 years of surgical practice

Mykola
Kuznietsov

Plastic surgeon. Rhinoplasty surgeon. 16 years of surgical practice

Cost of services

The cost of septoplasty depends on the scope of the intervention and includes:

  • all necessary preoperative examinations;
  • intensive care unit;
  • anesthesia;
  • septoplasty surgery;
  • comfortable single hospital with individual medical care and meals;
  • postoperative care (including bandaging for the first 10 days after surgery);
  • annual medical support.
 
Name of service
The cost, UAH
1
Consultation with a plastic surgeon for septoplasty (Professor)
3000
2
Consultation with a plastic surgeon for septoplasty (Leading Specialist)
1500

Q&A

What season to choose for septoplasty?

There are many myths about this issue. Some say it’s best to undergo the procedure in the summer when most people take vacations. Others say you should opt for the spring to stroll in the fresh and pleasant air. Our experts are sure that you need to opt for the time which suits you best and forget about any season issues. We’re ready to repair your nasal septum at any time of the year.

When will the swelling and bruising subside?

At Grace Clinic, our surgeons perform septoplasty using the most modern techniques which make the swelling minimal. In a few days after surgery, you’ll be able to get back to your pace of life.

May I clear my nose after septoplasty?

We understand that you want to clear your nose, but it’s allowed only a week after surgery. At the follow-up visit, our expert will tell you how to clear your nose correctly. When blowing air out of your nose, you increase stresses to the operated area. Therefore, it’s extremely important to follow the doctor’s recommendations. After surgery, you need to rinse the nasal cavity with the solutions which will be prescribed by our expert. Besides, you can use rinsing drops and sprays.

What is included in the package of septoplasty?

Septoplasty package
includes:

1. Preoperative consultation:

    • consultation with a plastic surgeon
    • anesthesiologist consultation
    • a therapist's consultation
    • gynecologist's consultation

2. Standard package of analyzes

3. ECG

4. Ultrasound

5. X-ray examination

6. Endoscopic examinations

7. Intensive care ward

8. Оperation

9. Anesthesia

10. Hospital

    • hospital room
    • individual medical examination - personal doctor on duty
    • personal nurse
    • individual dietary meals

11. Postoperative examination (first 10 days after surgery)

12. Annual medical support

Surgery to repair septal deformities

Unfortunately, septoplasty—just like rhinoplasty—isn’t available to everyone. And the price has nothing to do with that. Reshaping your nose, straightening a deviated septum, and/or removing any spurs and ridges is prohibited if you have:

  • Severe diseases of internal organs and chronic infections;
  • Clotting disorders;
  • Severe diabetes mellitus;
  • Oncological diseases.

We don’t recommend undergoing plastic surgery on the nasal septum during menstruation, pregnancy, and lactation.

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Types and features of septoplasty at Grace Clinic

Today’s ENT plastic surgeries offer several types of procedures to straighten the nasal septum. Surgical and endoscopic procedures are the most common types of surgery.

Surgical septoplasty

This type is a traditional technique to repair septal deformities. It involves restoring nasal patency and repositioning the nasal septum to the midline after dissection of synechiae (if any) and submucosal resection using the open technique. By incising the mucous membrane and separating the cartilage from the perichondrium, the doctor repairs the deformities using special surgical instruments. Once straightening the nasal septum is complete, the surgeon sutures the incisions and fixes the nasal passages with silicone plates (splints) or special haemostatic tubes.

At Grace Clinic (Kyiv), we only perform surgical septoplasty while you are under general anaesthesia. It takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Your initial rehabilitation takes at least 2 weeks.
However, a sparing minimally invasive surgery on the nasal septum is perfect for a large number of patients.

Endoscopic septoplasty

We perform this type of surgery using an endoscope and special instruments being inserted into your nose. Such minimally invasive technique enables us to straighten the nasal septum and keep the mucous membrane practically intact without making large incisions. If necessary, we perform the electrosurgical vasotomy procedure along with septoplasty. By reducing the inferior turbinates, we help you get rid of chronic non-allergic rhinitis.
The procedure takes 30–45 minutes, while the initial rehabilitation lasts 1 week.
Regardless of the type of septoplasty, you need to be preparing for the procedure on your own at home for about 3 days. We discharge you from the hospital on the day of surgery or in the following morning in the vast majority of cases.

Why undergo septoplasty at Grace Clinic?

  1. 1. Firstly, we only employ surgeons with a spotless reputation, a long track record, and vast successful experience in performing plastic surgeries. Also, we encourage our experts to upgrade their skills at the top-class clinics in Europe and the USA.
  2. 1. Secondly, we constantly upgrade our surgical equipment, instruments, and innovative materials.
  3. Thirdly, we offer the most comfortable hospital-stay experience.
  4. 1. Fourthly, all of our employees are true professionals who meet the highest criteria for medical care.

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