A deviated septum can block the nasal passages, making it difficult to breathe normally. To free the airways, a surgeon may perform septorhinoplasty, a relatively minor surgical procedure that aims to improve breathing and related symptoms such as congestion, snoring, and frequent nose bleeds.
Our Manchester Septorhinoplasty with Dr. Abel Mounir, MD, ASPS, BAPRAS at Manchester Cosmetic Centre can make breathing easier, allowing patients to feel more comfortable doing regular activities. He is an established Manchester plastic surgeon with decades of experience in facial reconstruction and rhinoplasty procedures.
The septum divides the two nasal cavities. The bony cartilage of the septum can sometimes block the nostrils from receiving air when it is crooked, bent, or injured. Septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that straightens the septum, allowing air to flow freely when breathing through the nose.
While septorhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty or nose-reshaping procedure, key differences set the terms apart. Traditionally, a surgeon performs rhinoplasty to enhance the nose from a purely cosmetic standpoint. For example, Rhinoplasty can straighten a crooked bridge, shave down a dorsal hump, minimise nostril flare, fix a bulbous or drooping nasal tip, and give the nose a more refined appearance overall.
In contrast, septoplasty addresses functional issues related to internal nasal deformities, specifically difficulty breathing caused by septum deviation. While both procedures can make the nose look more aesthetically pleasing, septoplasty does not require altering the size or shape of the outer components of the nose. That said, Dr. Mounir can combine procedures to address both a deviated septum while also enhancing the nose.
Reshaping or repositioning the septum not only frees the airway so patients can breathe more comfortably. It may also fix a crooked septum and make the nostril openings look more even and proportional.
Anyone with a crooked septum may be considered for the procedure so long as they are healthy, do not smoke, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Ideally, patients should wait until they are at least age 18 as the nasal cartilage and bones may continue to grow during puberty. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for a septorhinoplasty Manchester cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Abel Mounir, can address that and any questions you have during an initial consultation. Call us today!
During your private consultation with Dr. Mounir, he will listen carefully to understand your concerns about your nose's appearance and any difficulty breathing you may be experiencing.
After taking your medical history and conducting a visual examination of your nose, he will let you know if you are a candidate for surgery. He will explain what to expect before and after septorhinoplasty and the possible risks. Preparing for septorhinoplasty surgery may require adjusting certain medications, herbal supplements, and lifestyle habits for a few weeks. Lab tests may be necessary to ensure you are healthy enough for the operation.
Septorhinoplasty usually takes place under general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital. The operation takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes, although this can vary based on the complexity of your case and whether you are having other facial surgeries. During the procedure, Dr. Mounir gently opens up these blocked nasal passages through minor internal incisions, straightening the septum so it looks and functions optimally.
While you may notice a straighter septum immediately, the initial swelling can make breathing through your nose difficult temporarily. Much of the congestion resolves during the first month, but it can take three to six months for all the inflammation to subside.
You will likely need to arrange a ride home from the surgical centre as you may feel groggy after anaesthesia. Upon waking from the surgery, your nose may feel stuffy and numb. Any bruising typically fades in two weeks. Most patients look socially presentable enough to return to work within seven to 14 days. Dr. Mounir will provide aftercare instructions, such as restricting exercise, blood thinners, Vitamin E, NSAID medications, and nicotine for a few weeks. He and his staff will follow up with you regularly to ensure your nose heals as expected.
At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Abel Mounir, has trained with top surgeons to hone his surgical techniques, including septoplasty, rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction, and aesthetic facial rejuvenation surgery in general. Dr. Mounir is not only respected by his peers and clients locally, but is also sought after by patients from around the globe who are willing to travel seeking his premier services.
To learn more about our Manchester septorhinoplasty with Dr. Abel Mounir, call his office on 0800 228 9227.
You will most likely be placed under general anaesthesia, ensuring you do not experience any pain during the operation. Dr. Mounir may prescribe pain relievers to ease post-operative discomfort.
All surgery carries risks. Septorhinoplasty complications include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, scarring, difficulty breathing, increased or decreased smelling ability, numbness, and dissatisfaction with the results.
Septorhinoplasty can have long-lasting results, but it is possible for your nasal cartilage and bones to grow or shift over time.
Dr. Mounir may suggest waiting up to eight weeks before wearing eyeglasses.
Someone may need to drive you home from the hospital if you are discharged within the first 24 to 48 hours.
To alleviate swelling, Dr. Mounir may advise you to sleep on your back with your head elevated for up to six weeks.
Septorhinoplasty is usually reserved for patients 18 and older. Patients aged 16 to 18 may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Parental consent is required for minors.
Septorhinoplasty varies in complexity. As a customized procedure, an in-person consultation is necessary to determine the cost of your septorhinoplasty procedure.
Insurance may cover septorhinoplasty, but only when medically indicated. Contact your insurance carrier directly to learn more about terms and coverage.
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If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
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