Ascent Ear Nose & Throat
Septoplasty Specialist Singapore
Septoplasty is a surgery that corrects a deviated septum. During the procedure, your doctor will carefully straighten and re-position the nasal septum to improve airflow through the nose and deliver lasting relief from breathing problems, nosebleeds, sinus infections, and more.
Providing the highest standard of ENT care in Singapore and the region.
Senior ENT surgeons with internationally-recognised fellowship training.
4 Clinics conveniently located in Orchard, Napier Road, Thomson, and Joo Chiat.
What Are The Advantages Of Having Septoplasty?
After the septoplasty procedure, you can expect the following:
Improved breathing– Due to the opening up of the nasal passages, the overall breathing function is greatly improved.
Restored senses – Some patients lose their sense of taste or smell as a result of the nasal blockage. Once the airway is working properly, these senses are usually completely restored.
Improved sleep health – When the septum is in the proper shape, and allowing maximum airflow, patients are less likely to suffer from lowered sleep quality from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Decreased occurrence of sinus infections, nosebleeds, or headaches– Widening the nasal passageway ensures proper drainage of the sinuses, which reduces stuffiness and pressure headaches.
What Is Septoplasty and Are You A Candidate?
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure used to correct deviations of the septum by removing or reshaping deviated portions of the nasal bone and cartilage. Unlike rhinoplasty which is a cosmetic surgery performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the nose, the goal of septoplasty surgery is to improve functionality by eliminating nasal blockage. You’re a candidate for septoplasty if you have the following symptoms:
Reduced ability to smell
Headaches, Facial Pain, Snoring
Possible Risks & Complications
As with any other nasal procedure, there are always side effects observed.
Some of the possible side effects include:
Reduced sense of smell
Changes to your nose shape
A hole in your septum
Temporary numbness in your nose, gums or teeth
Bruising and swelling of your nose and under your eyes
For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents
Insurance & Medisave Partners
Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.
What To Expect Afterwards?
Following a septoplasty, you may need to take some precautions to avoid complications such as bleeding and swelling in the first few weeks after your surgery. Your doctor will advise you on certain postoperative instructions on care and treatment during recovery, such as avoiding blowing your nose, avoiding any strenuous activities and keeping your head elevated while sleeping.
Your doctor may also schedule follow-up appointments to remove any splints or packing placed in your nose during the procedure, as well as monitor for any complications and side effects.
Common Symptoms of A Deviated Nasal Septum
Symptoms of a deviated nasal septum vary. In general, if you have 2 or more of the following symptoms that do not go away after more than 2 weeks, you should see a specialist for a diagnosis.
- Facial Pain
- Sleep Apnea
- Headahces, Snoring
- Recurring Nosebleeds
- Troubled Breathing
- Complete or partial Anosmia – Inability to smell
Our Main Clinic
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Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 3 Mount Elizabeth #09-03, Singapore 228510
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare for my septoplasty surgery?
Before your septoplasty procedure, you will likely meet your surgeon to review your medical history and any expectations you may have.
You will be required to avoid taking certain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce bleeding risks during surgery. If you smoke, you should also stop a few weeks before your operation, as smoking can slow the healing process and increase the chances of complications.
How long does septoplasty take?
Septoplasty usually takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the severity of your septal deviation and how long it takes for your anaesthetic to wear off.
How long does it take to heal?
It may take your nose about 3 to 6 months to fully stabilise and for the final appearance to develop.