A septoplasty straightens the septum, allowing for better airflow and will take 30 – 90 minutes. A septorhinoplasty is a slightly bigger operation which will take up to 2 hours. In addition to straightening the septum it involves manipulation of the nasal bones in order to change their shape or position. This could be to improve airflow or for cosmetic reasons.
Your nose will be swollen and painful immediately after the operation and you are likely to be prescribed pain relief if needed. You’ll have a dressing on your nose for at least the first 12 hours after surgery, and a splint held over your nose with tape for 7 days. You may not be able to breathe through your nose for about a week and you must not try to blow your nose for at least 3 days following surgery.
When you return home you need to rest in bed with your head elevated to reduce bleeding and swelling. Most patients are able to return to work after a week but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks. Some swelling and nasal congestion may last several weeks.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist consultant for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours. Septorhinoplasty is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can’t usually use your private medical insurance for cosmetic surgery but you can pay directly for your Septorhinoplasty treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you able to use your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at 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 Septorhinoplasty or to book an initial consultation.
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If you are based in and around Hertfordshire and would like to visit the One Hatfield Hospital please click here.