Nasal septoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct or repair a deviated nasal septum. Many patients undergo septoplasty to promote better breathing, especially during sleep when slackness in the mouth and jaw can place undue stress on the nasal airways.
My patients at my Los Angeles sinus surgery practice often ask about what septoplasty feels like, and whether it’s difficult or painful to go through. This article includes some sage advice for patients heading into this experience, including good tips about humidifiers, getting sleep, and managing anxiety. But this section is also important:
1. Ask your surgeon lots of questions. I didn’t find the proper balance between knowing and NOT knowing what I was getting myself into. At my final pre-op appointment, I should have asked questions about how long the recovery period would take, how much bleeding might occur after the surgery, and the nature of each post-op follow-up visit.
My sinus surgery offices performs septal surgery on a regular basis, and we always make sure every patient understand the procedure and aftercare thoroughly. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.