What is Nasal Surgery?
The surgical procedure is either performed inside or outside of the nose.
Nasal surgery is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
The surgical procedure is done under general or local anesthesia and takes about 1 hour to complete.
The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and leads to mild discomfort.
The goals of nasal surgery include the followings:
- The surgery repairs the nasal injuries
- Improves breathing
- The surgery can correct the acquired or congenital deformities
- It changes the shape or size of the nose
Nasal Surgery Types
Rhinoplasty: The surgical procedure is done to repair the defect of the nose that includes resizing or reshaping the nose.
The goals of the surgery are:
- It changes the angle between the nose and the lips
- It changes the size of the nose
- It changes the shape of the nose
- It narrows down the nostrils
Septoplasty: The surgical procedure is done to correct the deformities and defects of the nasal septum.
The examples of Septoplasty include the followings:
- The surgery corrects the cleft defects that both the nasal cavity and the nose
- Deviated Septum Correction: The condition where there is no straight vertical alignment in between the partition of the nostrils. The condition can obstruct the airflow. The problem of a deviated septum can be caused either by injury or congenital disability.
The narrowest area of the nose that is located around one centimeter in the nose is known as the nasal valve.
The nasal valve area is the same area just like the crease over the nostril.
Some people have a narrow nasal valve area while in others the area collapses by itself when they start to breathe and blocks the airway.
Nasal Turbinate: These bones are made up of soft tissue covering which comes off the side walls in the nose.
The nasal blockage can be caused due to the thick, soft tissue covering the turbinate and by the thick turbinate bone.
Several ways can be performed to reduce the bone and soft tissue in the turbinates.
Nasal Blockage Surgery
Nasal blockage is the result of nasal congestion in the different nasal passages which has been caused due to the swelling of the membranes that lines the nose.
The process is also known as nasal obstruction, plugged nose, stuffy nose, nasal blockage, and blocked nose. The causes of nasal blockage can be either mild or can be a life-threatening condition.
The blockage can hamper the hearing, speech development, and ears. Severe blockage can disturb sleep and causes snoring.
Nasal Airway Surgery
The reasons for opting nasal airway surgery include the following reasons:
- Zero tolerance the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) due to nasal obstruction
- Nasal obstruction either in one or both the sides of the nose
- The person feels no relief after using decongestants or nasal steroids
- The collapse of both the sides of the nose while inhaling
- Deviated septum
Laser Nasal Surgery for Correcting Nasal Blockage
The laser technique is the new and advanced way of treating the nasal blockage.
The laser does not result in any scarring or injuries that are usually seen in prior nasal surgeries.
This effective laser treatment has stopped the use of nasal sprays permanently.
There is no need of using nasal strips either while sleeping or playing sports.