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Septoplasty Surgery

Septoplasty is a procedure to correct a deviated septum in the nose. The septum is the cartilage and bone that runs down the centre of the nose to the nostrils.  

A deviated septum can be caused by an injury or just through general growth which can in turn lead to blocked nostrils. Septoplasty is performed for a number of reasons including to help with snoring and breathing and also on occasions so your consultant can reach the sinuses easily for sinus surgery. 

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The procedure takes under an hour and is performed under general anaesthetic. Your consultant will make a cut inside the nose and remove the cartilage and bone causing the obstruction, the septum will then be straightened and moved back to the centre of the nose. Stitches will be used to close the cut and dressings placed into the nostrils to help reduce bleeding. Small plastic splints may also be placed into the nose to reduce scar tissue from developing. 

The procedure is completed under general anaesthetic and you will normally be allowed home on the same day as the procedure. We do advise that you have a family member or friend to drive you home following the operation.

We advise that you are away from work for a period of one week following the operation. 

Please do discuss any questions you may have with your consultant prior to the procedure.

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.

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The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551