What is septo-rhinoplasty?

it is a surgical procedure under general anesthesia, where the doctor will correct the external shape of the nose 

How septo-rhinoplasty is done?

Sept rhinoplasty is done through a small opening in the skin of the nose doctor will remove the deviated part and correct the shape of the nose 

Why do I need to do septo-rhinoplasty? 

Your doctor will discuss with you the decision for sept rhinoplasty and may offer the procedure in case of deviation in nasal septum and external nasal deformity 

What to expect after your surgery?

You will have a splint and plaster over your nose

You may have packs in your nose to be removed after 24hours by your doctor 

You may have silastic sheet (plastic sheets) inside the nose 

You may notice some discoloration under your eyes or swelling of the nose that will resolve spontaneously. 

You may feel nasal blockage and reduce in smell sensation in first few days 

You may notice blood stained secretions in the first few days

Written card with your appointment will be given before you go home.

At Home:

Sleep in 45 degrees in the first 48 hours 

You can eat a normal diet and drink lots of fluid 

Avoid water to go inside the nose 

Avoid direct trauma to nose 

When sneezing open the mouth 

Avoid any allergen and strong smells (that may cause you to sneeze) 

Avoid blowing your nose

Avoid hot steamy water during the shower

Avoid water into the plaster and splint (to clean your face, use a wet towel )

You can drive normally unless you feel dizzy and unsteady 

 Avoid waring glass unless you check with your doctor 

Avoid Sujood in pray until approved by your doctor 

Avoid heavy exercise

Avoid lifting heavy weight 

Take antibiotic and pain medication as directed.

It takes 6 months to 1 year for the final shape of the nose after septorhinopalsty, the periorbital swelling and facial edema usually subsides by 6 weeks.

** when to come to emergency: (Hamad general hospital)

  • Large epistaxis (nasal bleeding), not responding to first aid (pinching of the nose for 5min, with head bend forward)
  • Change in vision (inability to see clearly, or change in colour vision)
  • Direct trauma to nose or Plaster fall