Solving permanently (chronic) blocked nose problems through repair surgery of nasal septum (septoplasty)
Septoplasty can correct the respiratory or even aesthetic consequences of the deviation of the nasal septum and aims to improve ventilation.
Thereafter, the ventilation will be improved which will facilitate the basic ventilation, but also and above all the ventilation under strain (like in sport) and night ventilation, improving rest and sleep. Snoring will also be reduced.
A medical scan is performed systematically to confirm the diagnosis of septum deviation before surgery. The intervention is performed in the operating room under general anaesthesia and involves the remodelling or partial removal of the deformed parts of the nasal septum responsible for the obstruction by endonasal incisions (inside the nose) or external incisions (at the base of the nose for complex deviations).
The intervention takes 30 minutes to 1hr depending on the complexity.
The functional result will be obtained between 1 and 3 months.
The post-surgery effects are usually simple and sometimes the following can occur:
sensitivity problems in the teeth of the upper jaw
whistling sound due to the nasal mucosa perforation
moderate oedema (swelling)
The nose is blocked for 5 to 7 days after surgery. The patient must wash his nose several times a day with saline serum. After 7 days, the plastic splints placed at the end of intervention by your surgeon will be removed in the ambulatory and a cleaning of the nasal cavity will be necessary to remove the scabs.
Coverage of septoplasty by social security
This surgery is covered by social security, but your ENT head and neck surgeon may request an additional fee.
Dr. Stéphane Hervé is an ENT specialist and head and neck surgeon who graduated from some of the best universities in France. He has over 20 years of experience and a solid training in the surgical treatment of septal deviation (septoplasty). He uses the technique of endonasal surgery "under endoscopic control," which improves the precision of the dissection, allows limited detachments and reduces surgical time.