Septoplastie in Turkey

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Written by Émilie

Septoplasty in Turkey in Istanbul is an operation during which your nasal septum is straightened to allow better air circulation in your nose.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information about septoplasty in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

Price of a septoplasty in Turkey

The average price of a septoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey is €2,500, with a minimum price of €2,000 and a maximum price of €3,000.

ProcedureCost Turkey
Septoplasty2500 €

What is a septoplasty?

A septoplasty is an operation in which your nasal septum is corrected to allow better air circulation in your nose. A septum is a vertical wall that separates the nasal cavity from the nose. When your septum is off-centre, twisted or displaced to one side of the nose, this is a condition known as deviated septum and can make it difficult to breathe.

This operation is the only way to correct a deviated septum. However, septoplasty can also be performed to treat long-term sinusitis, remove nasal polyps or treat other conditions that block the nasal airway. Sometimes surgeons also recommend this surgery to stop nosebleeds and recurrent facial pain.

Septoplasty surgery in Turkey

A deviated septum is common, but when it is too pronounced, it can block one side of the nose and reduce airflow. It can also contribute to crusting or bleeding. If you are experiencing difficulties breathing through your nose that are significantly affecting your life, you may want to consider a Turkish septoplasty in Istanbul.

Before the operation, your doctor will go over the details of the operation and ask you to undergo certain routine tests, such as a blood test, electrocardiogram or X-ray. Don’t forget to tell your doctor if you have any allergies. To prepare for the operation, you may need to stop taking certain medicines at least two weeks before the operation, as they can increase your risk of excessive bleeding: aspirin, ibuprofen and other anticoagulants.

Septoplasty can be performed under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. If you are operated on under local anaesthetic, you must not eat or drink anything after midnight on the eve of the operation. Not eating or drinking will prevent you from vomiting and choking if the anaesthetic makes you nauseous during the operation.

Your surgeon will begin the operation by making an incision on one side of your nose to access the nasal septum. He will then lift the mucous membrane covering the cartilage and bone. He will then reshape the cartilage and bone to bring the deviated septum into the correct position. Any extra pieces of bone or cartilage that form barriers will be removed. They will then reposition the mucosa. You may need stitches to hold the septum and membrane in place. Flexible silicone splints are sometimes inserted inside the nostrils to support the septum. The whole procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes.

Minimum stay in Turkey

Septoplasty in Turkey is an outpatient procedure, which means that you will probably go home on the same day as the operation, once the anaesthetic has worn off, unless major complications arise. However, you should stay in Turkey for 3 to 4 days for initial recovery and follow-up checks. If your surgeon places splints in the nose, these will be removed within seven days. You can go home when your surgeon allows you to, provided there are no complications.

Recovery time

You may feel drowsy for a few hours after the operation, and you may also experience some pain. However, your surgeon will prescribe medication to relieve the pain. Some congestion and bleeding may occur after you leave hospital as your body recovers, but these symptoms should disappear within two weeks.

The recovery period varies from person to person. In general, you should be able to return to work within a few days, but you should allow at least three weeks before resuming your normal activities. You should also limit your physical activities, such as exercise, for several weeks to minimise swelling and speed up healing, as strenuous physical activity can increase your blood pressure and cause bleeding.

Post-operative follow-up

Your doctor will give you instructions on post-operative care, which you should follow. The wound on your nose will heal fairly quickly and your breathing will improve soon after the operation. For a quicker recovery, you may need to elevate your head at night to reduce swelling, wear a button-down shirt so you don’t have to pull on your clothes and don’t blow your nose for at least two or three days after the operation. Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, returning to work early, strenuous activity and being in crowds where people are smoking or coughing.

Success rate

The success rate for septoplasty is high, with up to 85% of people seeing a significant improvement in their nasal blockage after the operation.

However, some people will require a second operation if they are not satisfied with the results. Septoplasty is a very low risk procedure, but you should be aware of possible complications and side effects, and these risks can include:

  • Bleeding in small amounts is common, but in rare cases excessive bleeding can occur.
  • Infection can occur after septoplasty as the nose is not a sterile environment.
  • Toxic shock syndrome is a very rare infection that can be life-threatening.
  • Septal perforation is a small hole that can sometimes develop in the septum during or after the operation.
  • This is a leak of cerebrospinal fluid and is extremely rare.

Other risks include scarring, changes in the shape of the nose, discolouration of the nose, reduced sense of smell, numbness of the teeth or nose, and persistent symptoms. As well as following your surgeon’s instructions, you can reduce the risks by washing your hands often and keeping your nose clean.

Alternatives to septoplasty in Turkey

Although most conditions associated with a deviated septum can only be treated by septoplasty, there are non-surgical treatments for other nasal blockages to help you breathe easier. If your nasal blockage is due to an allergy, you can take antihistamines prescribed by your doctor or available over the counter. If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to help clear up your nasal airways.

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About the author

Émilie

My name is Emilie Gervais and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and over 15 years' experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in congress organisation and project management. I have the ability to convey complex medical and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences through a variety of media, including this website as a medium for my writing.

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