The septum is the soft part in the centre of your nose that divides your two nostrils.  The septum can become deviated (bent) through damage, often causing the symptoms of a blocked nose.  The septoplasty procedure is a surgical procedure to straighten the deviated septum and relieve the symptoms of a blocked nose.


Your doctor will recommend surgery to fix a deviated septum as it is the only reliable way to alleviate the associated symptoms.  Your septum cannot be safely straightened without surgery.  The septoplasty procedure is a surgical operation that takes roughly 45 minutes to perform.  The operation is usually performed under general anaesthetic but local anaesthetic can be used.  During the operation your surgeon will cut into your nose and remove any parts of the cartilage that are bent. Your surgeon will then straighten the remaining cartilage and close your nose back up.


Patients who undergo the septoplasty procedure should be able to return home the same day.  If you have had non-dissolvable padding applied to your nose as part of the operation, an overnight stay will be required.  Patients are usually able to return to work after 2 weeks.


Regular exercise should help you recover as quickly as possible.  Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical team for advice.


Children and Young People

We have specialist ENT surgeons qualified and experienced in treating our younger patients.  Please contact us to find out more.


At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation.  Septoplasty treatment is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Septoplasty treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Healthcare

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

Contact us and find out more

Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Septoplasty or to book an initial consultation.

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One Ashford

01233 423 303

One Ashford, Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0YS

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01707 443 459

One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, AL10 9UA

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