Septoplasty is not expensive in Kiev
Reasons for having a surgery
Nasal septum deviation and the hypertrophy of the inferior nasal turbinate (conchae) frequently lead worsens nasal breathing. The amount of air passing through the nasal passages becomes less, the nasal breathing becomes insufficient, and one has to start using vasoconstrictive drops or to mouth breathing. The most frequent complaints are trouble nasal breathing, inability to breathe without drops, frequent sinusitis, problems with smell, snoring, mouth breathing, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, throat problems due to dryness of the mucous membranes of the oropharynx. The vasoconstrictors, in turn, have no effect on the nasal septum, since the septum is cartilage covered with a mucous membrane, but affects the lateral walls of the nose (inferior nasal conchae), and their frequent use leads to drug dependence due to a change in the structure of the conchae itself. The result of septoplasty is the improvement of nasal breathing, and consequently- an improvement in quality of life.
Often, in addition to otolaryngologist’s examining no other studies are required. If there is a suspicion of a concomitant pathology (presence of adenoid vegetation, polyps, cysts), further study in the form of endoscopy of the nasopharynx or computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses.
If it is recommended to have this surgery, it is necessary to undergo a standard set of laboratory examinations before the hospitalization. The minimum set of tests: general blood test, blood biochemistry, glucose, simple urine test, coagulogram, blood group and Rh factor, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram. Other tests may be also necessary: CT of the nose and paranasal sinuses, consultation of a pulmonologist or cardiologist. Considering that all people are different and the health sate of all is not the same, further tests and the consultation of a pulmonologist or a cardiologist may be necessary. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you need to exclude alcohol; smoking must be reduced to a minimum, do not overeat the night before surgery. It’s necessary to take comfortable clothes with you to hospital: a sport suit, a few t-shirts, panties, changes or slippers, provisions for personal hygiene, something for leisure (books, laptops), assuming that it will be 2-3 days in hospital. Valuable things are better to give to relatives or warn the medical staff about their existing on the day of the surgery.
Day of Surgery:
If the surgery is scheduled for the first half of the day, you are not allowed to eat or drink on that day, as having an empty stomach is important during a surgery and anesthesia induction. If the surgery is scheduled for lunch or after lunch, you should calculate that the last meal of light food should be 6 hours before surgery, the last intake of clean water in the amount of 100 ml should be 4 hours before the surgery. In the ward, you need to change clothes and expect the time you will be called. In the case of surgery under general anesthesia, the most unpleasant thing for you will be one injection in a vein. And that's all. There will be no more discomfort and painful sensations. You will be put on the table and tied, but not in order that you do not run away, but for you not to fall off the table when you are unconscious. When you are under anesthesia, a mask will be put on your face and you will fall asleep.
Immediately After Surgery:
There will be dressing in the nose. Dressing are different (with and without tubes, laminated and with the addition of hemostatic), but you should not think about nasal breathing until they are in the nose. A bandage can be under the nose, which performs exclusively hygienic function. Until full awakening, you will be under the anesthesiologist's supervision and only after that, you will be transferred to the ward. So, if you were told, that the surgery lasts approximately an hour or two hours, it does not mean that immediately on its termination you will be transferred into a ward. This can take another 1-2 hours. Once you arrive in the ward, you will be allowed to drink in 1,5-2 hours.
Postoperative Clinic care:
Dressing that are in the nose are usually removed on the next day after the surgery. This procedure is not painful, because we use Merocel dressing for tamponade, which have a length of 8-10 cm, but not 2 meters of gauze. After removing the dressing, you are transferred to a ward where you need to lie on your side for an hour. After that, you can get up and walk. After 6-8 hours or the next day, nasal toilet is done. Only after the first nasal toilet, it is possible to assess the condition of the mucosa, the severity of the edema and it is possible to decide when you can be discharged.
Postoperative Care at home and recommendations:
Once you are at home, you need to adhere and follow the doctor's recommendations, since the greatest number of complications occurs at home. You are at the stage of recovery but this is still does not mean that you are absolutely well already. Thus, you have to behave adequately after the surgery. You should go to the clinic for nasal toilets and bandaging. The necessary medication is usually prescribed individually for everyone at discharge.
It is necessary after the surgery: Rinse the nose with saline solutions 2-3 rd. (Pshyk, Humer, Aqua Maris,); Solution Aekol drip into the nose 3 times a day.
You Can: take a warm shower, walk, be outside, and eat warm food;
You Cannot: take a bath, do sports during 14 days after the surgery, eat hot food and drink fizzy drinks.