Septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran
Most people suffer from a deviated septum due to genetic reasons or nose injury. Having a deviated septum disturbs the respiratory task and causes turbinate inflation. Both the deviated septum and the inflation of the turbinates lead to a nasal obstruction and therefore to breathing problems. For this reason, most of the people who consider a septoplasty surgery undergo a turbinate reduction at the same time. Two operations at a time is a highly complicated and expensive procedure, and in order to get the best results, one must go to a well-educated and experienced surgeon, which makes the surgery more expensive. If you would like to have this surgery done by the best and most qualified surgeons with reasonable costs, we suggest that you go consider having a septoplasty with turbinectomy in Iran with Dr. Saeedi, one of the best ENT surgeons in Tehran.
What is septoplasty with turbinate reduction?
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct the crooked septum in the nose. The septum is a natural structure in the nose. It separates between the two nostrils. When the septum is deviated, one of the nostrils gets partially or completely blocked which affects the breathing process.
Turbinates are bone structures wrapped by vascular tissues. They are situated inside the nose on the lateral nasal wall. They are three turbinates, and their function is to cleanse, moisturize, and filter the air that passes through the nose to the lungs. Due to some reasons like septum deviation, sinusitis, and allergy, the turbinates inflate, which blocks the breathing process and the passage of the air.
Septoplasty with turbinate reduction surgery is the surgery that combines the two surgeries in one to treat the deviated septum and the inflation of the turbinates thus treating the blockage of the nose.
What makes a good candidate for septoplasty with turbinate reduction?
In order for a person to be a good candidate for septoplasty with turbinate reduction, he/she must be above 15 years old and suffering from the following symptoms:
- Dry mouth
- Nasal blockage
- Nose bleeds
- Hormonal changes.
What are the benefits of septoplasty with turbinate reduction surgery in Iran?
Iran has always been interested in medicine since the very ancient history. Nowadays, Iranian ENT surgeons outdo surgeons from other countries. They perform all kinds of surgeries using the latest medical tools and technology in great performance and with low costs.
Preparing for surgery: Before septoplasty and turbinectomy surgery
- For more understanding of the condition, one should ask the doctor about the surgery and risks.
- Inform the doctor about any medication you are on.
- In the hospital, there are tests that you need to do, like blood tests.
- The doctor will physically examine your nose. For later, he will ask for a photograph of your nose before and after the surgery.
- Do not eat or drink after midnight of the day before the surgery.
- The inside of your nose will be examined through an endoscope.
How is septoplasty with turbinate reduction performed?
Septoplasty with turbinectomy is performed under general or regional anesthesia, according to the patient’s case. The place of surgery is inside the nose. The surgeon makes an incision in the area that separates the two nostrils then the surgeon gently removes the mucosa. The septum is straightened and extra cartilages or bones are removed.
As for turbinate reduction: there are three techniques for reducing turbinate inflation. They are:
- Partial turbinectomy: it is a surgical procedure to resect parts of the inferior turbinates to relieve nasal blockage.
- Endoscopic turbinectomy: an endoscope (tube) is inserted into the nose with a camera and surgical tools to perform the surgery in a minimally invasive approach.
- Cauterization: it is a safe procedure to reduce turbinate inflation and relieve nasal blockage. No incisions are made. The size of blood vessels and tissues in the turbinates is reduced due to cauterization.
Eventually, the mucosa is repositioned and stabilized by splints that are removed two days after the surgery.
Septoplasty with turbinate reduction surgery takes about 2 hours. After the surgery, the patient can go home immediately. That is why septoplasty with turbinate reduction surgery is considered an outpatient surgery.
Septoplasty and turbinectomy surgeries are often accompanied with plastic surgeries (such as rhinoplasty) for a better function and shape of the nose.
Septoplasty with turbinate reduction complications and benefits
Septoplasty and turbinectomy complications
Surgeries are often accompanied by some side effects like:
- Swelling of the nose, eyes and lips
- Numbness and redness
- Bruising around the nose and the eyes
- Changes in the shape of your nose.
Septoplasty with turbinate reduction benefits
- Reduces turbinate inflation
- Corrects the deviated septum and the shape of the nose
- Relieves nasal obstruction
- Helps sleep apnea.
Septoplasty with turbinate reduction recovery
Here are some tips to follow for a rapid healing after the surgery:
- Take prescribed painkillers whenever you feel pain.
- Use cold compresses or ice to cool down the swells.
- Apply Vaseline to moisturize the area around your nostrils.
- Stay away from heat sources like the sun and heater.
- Avoid smiling, hard chewing, and talking too much.
- Avoid non-steroidal anti -inflammatory drugs like aspirin.
- Contact your doctor if you have a fever or severe bleeding.
The patient can go back to his daily activities (if not strenuous) after a week of the operation.
Why to opt for septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran with Dr. Saeedi?
Dr. Masoumeh Saeedi is a board certified ENT surgeon since more than 12 years. She also has a fellowship in Head and Neck surgery, in which she was ranked first in the country. During this period she has performed more than 5,000 successful surgeries for local and international patients.
Because of Dr. Saeedi distinction and excellence, she was able to become an associate professor of otolaryngology in Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran at the age of 33 years only, where she conducts her research on ENT medicine.
Being a board certified surgeon and having a fellowship is never enough for an active surgeon like Dr. Saeedi. For this reason, she has attended many additional specialized courses in various countries like France, Portugal, Germany, South Korea and Malaysia among others.
By having septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran with Dr. Saeedi, you will obtain the best of your surgery at affordable cost. Please contact us now to have a free online specialized consultation about septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
Cost of Septoplasty and turbinectomy surgery in Iran with Dr. Saeedi
Septoplasty and turbinectomy surgery costs in Iran are reasonable compared to other countries. The cost of this surgery in America varies between $6,500 and $10,000, while the cost of septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran with Dr. Saeedi does not exceed a quarter of this sum. Therefore, when you consider having septoplasty with turbinate reduction done in Iran with Dr. Saeedi, you will be rest assured that you will the surgery well-done at a very affordable cost, even with the extra expenses of traveling and accommodation.
Please contact us now to have a free specialized online consultation and quote about septoplasty with turbinate reduction in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
Can septoplasty and adenoidectomy be performed together?
Adenoid glands are included in the immune system. They are located behind the nose and above the roof of the mouth. Adenoids are infection fighters in babies and little kids. They protect the body from viruses and germs that are swallowed or breathed. Growing up, the body abandons the services of adenoid glands and develops new ways of protection.
Being the first line of defense, adenoid glands capture the germs that enter the body. Because of that, they become swollen. Sometimes the swelling wears off, but sometimes it doesn’t, which results as an infection in the adenoid glands. This inflation causes many problems such as:
- Ear problems
- A stuffy nose
- Sleeping troubles.
Adenoidectomy or adenoid removal is a surgical procedure to resect the adenoid glands. It can be performed with septoplasty if it is suspected to be one of the reasons behind snoring.
Septoplasty and turbinectomy failure
Septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery failure means that the surgery failed to relive the symptoms, which results as another deviation in the septum and sinusitis. This requires undergoing another septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery.
Frequently asked questions about septoplasty with turbinate reduction
Is septoplasty and turbinate reduction worth it?
Septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery is for reforming the internal structure of the nose to treat nasal blockage that disturbs the breathing process. Therefore, septoplasty with turbinectomy is totally worth it.
What to expect after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?
Permanent Relief of nasal blockage along with temporary pain, nose stuffiness due to swelling and nasal drainage.