Septoplasty in India

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Total Cost US $660

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100 INR


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Duration of Stay in India

  • 1 Days
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  • 14 Days

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500 INR


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10% Extra

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Total Treatment Cost
660 INR

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Procedure Details

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to re-position a displaced nasal septum. The septum is the bone and cartilage that divides the two nostrils. Deviation in the septum is common in many individuals naturally; however, it can also occur as a result of an injury to the nose. It can cause problems for airflow and difficulty in breathing.


Septoplasty may be needed when the following symptoms are observed:

  • Difficulty breathing through one or both sides of the nose
  • Frequent nosebleeds 
  • Pain on one side of the face
  • Snoring
  • Noisy breathing
  • Recurrent sinus infections

A physical examination of the nose can help diagnose a deviated septum. A nasal speculum is used to examine the nasal septum and the nasal cavity in both the nostrils. It is an instrument which is used to keep the nostrils open and the nose is observed carefully. 

Septoplasty is the procedure to correct the deviation of the nasal septum. An incision is made on one side of the nose to get maximum access to the septum. The mucous membrane is lifted and the septum is re aligned. Extra tissue or cartilage is removed in order to get the perfect alignment. The mucous membrane is then placed accordingly. With the help of cotton packing or stitches, the septum is kept in position. 

There may be several risks of a Septoplasty. There are chances that the patient is unsatisfied with the results and that the septum still appears to be deviated. The shape of the nose may also change. There may be bleeding during the surgery. There are also possibilities of a hole or tear in the nasal septum which may prove to be problematic. There may be difficulties in breathing and reduced air flow. 

The doctor may recommend using a packing of cotton to limit the bleeding. It is essential that the patient refrains to engage in physical activities for a few weeks after surgery. To reduce the swelling, one must keep the head elevated while lying down and avoid any contact with the nose. The patient must not blow the nose and strain it in any manner.

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FAQ Section

1) What’s a septum?

The nasal septum is described as the midline thin wall that separates our right and left nasal cavities. Mostly made of cartilage in the front and a thin plate of bone in the back, it has a mucous membrane covering on both sides and starts from the tip of one's nose all the way back to the back of his or her nose, just above the soft palate.

2) Why could you have a deviated septum?

Although injury or trauma can cause a septum to become deviated, most people with deviated septums have never experienced any trauma. During development, the upper jaw is very narrow and high, but during the early childhood years, our jaws widen and the roof of our mouth drops. If the roof of our mouth doesn’t drop enough, as our nasal septum grows, it can bulge to one side or the other. 

3) When is surgery needed for a deviated septum?

Surgery is usually suggested when medical therapy doesn’t treat the stuffy nose. Everyone has a slightly deviated septum, hence, just because it’s deviated, it is not a reason to undergo surgery. The only reason to consider surgery is if the person is having problems breathing through his or her nose, despite medical treatments.

4) What is septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a surgical method employed to repair the problems with the septum. It is a surgery that is used to reshape the nasal septum to improve breathing. Surgeons may perform this surgery in combination with other surgical procedures, including plastic surgery. 

5) What type of anesthesia is used?

It  is performed in a hospital or clinic either under general or local anesthesia.

6) Why is this procedure performed?

Having some deviation of the septum is common, but when a deviated septum is severe, it can block one side of the nose and reduce airflow which can cause difficulty breathing through both or one side of the nose.

Other reasons to perform septoplasty include:

  • Controlling headaches caused by pressure on the septum
  • Controlling persistent nosebleeds
  • Repairing a structural problem of the septum
  • Relieving persistent sinus infections

7) Are there any risks?

As with any major surgery, septoplasty bears risks, such as bleeding, infection and an unfavorable reaction to the anesthetic. Other possible risks particular to septoplasty include:

  • Persistence in previous symptoms
  • Excessive bleeding
  • A change in the shape of your nose
  • An opening in the septum
  • A decrease in the sense of smell
  • Septal hematoma, which is the collection of blood in the nasal space
  • A temporary numb sensation near the upper gum or teeth

8) How is septoplasty performed?

The patient is given either general or local anesthesia before the procedure begins. The doctor makes an incision inside the nasal passage on one side of the septum and then removes material that is blocking the nasal passage, straightens the area, or performs any other necessary surgery.

The tissue over the septum is sewed back in place and the complete nose is tightly bound with bandages and dressing to prevent bleeding.

If extensive cutting is performed, braces may be required to provide additional support to the cartilage of the nose.


9) How much time does septoplasty take?

Septoplasty is a surgical method employed to repair the problems with the septum and involves cutting, straightening and stitching the tissues on the nose and the surgery may take one to one and a half hours.

10) How should one prepare for this procedure?

Before scheduling septoplasty, the patient must meet with his or her surgeon to discuss the benefits and risks of the surgery. The doctor asks questions about conditions the patient has or had, as well as any current medications he or she is taking. The doctor conducts a physical examination, including any relevant testing and also inspects the patient's skin and the inside and outside of the nose. The patient and his or her doctor should talk about their expectations.

11) What precautions should one take after the procedure?

  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as aerobics and jogging.
  • Don't blow your nose.
  • Elevate your head when you're sleeping.
  • Wear clothes that fasten in the front

12) What should you expect after the procedure?

Though results of septoplasty are most often stable, cartilage and tissue may gradually move or reshape over time. The nasal tissues are relatively stable by 3 to 6 months after surgery. Most people find that septoplasty improves their symptoms, however, the level of improvement one can expect with septoplasty may vary. So, for some people, their symptoms may continue even after surgery and opt. 

13) What is the cost of Septoplasty in India?

The cost of Septoplasty in India varies across different cities and hospitals. 

Cost of Septoplasty in India
Cost of Septoplasty in Mumbai INR 6000- INR 12000
Cost of Septoplasty in Bangalore INR 5500- INR 11500
Cost of Septoplasty in Delhi        INR 5500- INR 11500
Cost of Septoplasty in Chennai   INR 5400- INR 11400