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Septoplasty for Deviated Septum

Treatments Related to Septoplasty for Deviated Septum

If problems of a deviated septum become serious, there are no alternative treatments to surgery. The two different methods of septoplasty for a deviated septum are an open surgery and a newer, less invasive procedure.  
Other treatments related to septoplasty for a deviated septum include medications for infections of the sinuses, and rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure to correct a misshapen nose.
In addition, recovery requires observing some steps for self-care at home.
  • Resting the rest of the day following surgery
  • Not driving or operating machinery for 24 hours while the anesthesia wears off
  • Avoiding blowing the nose
  • Using ice packs to help reduce pain and swelling
  • Not showering or bathing for 24 hours to keep the incision dry
  • Sleeping propped up to help reduce swelling
  • Taking medications as directed by the doctor
  • Limiting activities that add pressure to the head such as bending over, holding the breath, and heaving lifting
  • Keeping the incision clean as instructed
Follow-up visits will be needed to monitor recovery and to remove stitches and splints. Request an appointment at Florida Hospital today.