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Nose drawing
  • Nasal congestion can be caused by many different reasons and often negatively affects daily life.

  • The most common inflammatory causes include colds, flu, allergic reactions and sinusitis. In these diseases, nasal congestion occurs as a result of swelling, inflammation or increased mucus production of the mucous membranes in the nose.

  • The most common causes of blocked nose due to anatomical structure that makes it difficult to breathe through the nose are nasal septum cartilage curvature, concha growth and nasal polyps.

  • Symptoms of nasal congestion include runny nose, sneezing, headache, snoring, mouth breathing, and a general decrease in sleep quality.

Professional Assistance and Treatment Options

Nasal anatomy structures
Septoplasty surgery



Depending on the cause, you can try antibiotics, decongestants, nasal sprays or drops to relieve nasal congestion. Nasal washings, steam inhalation, applying warm compresses and drinking plenty of fluids can also provide relief. It is also important to avoid allergens, especially if you have allergic reactions.


What is Septoplasty?

It is a surgical procedure that aims to correct the cartilage and bone partition in the nose called the septum. The nasal septum is the structure that separates the nostrils and can sometimes be curved due to congenital curvature or trauma. Septoplasty aims to correct this curvature that causes nasal blockage and thus provides better breathing.


Surgery Process

Septoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia, but local anesthesia can be used in some cases. Incisions are made to straighten the septum inside the nose and cartilage or bone tissues are reshaped if necessary. After surgery, sutures may be used inside the nose and sometimes support materials (silicone tampons) may be placed to correct the curvature causing nasal obstruction. Patients are usually discharged the same day or after an overnight hospital stay.



Depending on the cause, septoplasty, rhinoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery and turbinate radiofrequency surgery can be performed.


Candidate Patients for Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is usually recommended for

- Curvature of the septum causing nasal blockage

- Chronic sinusitis (inflammation of the sinusitis)

- Breathing difficulties and snoring problems


Healing and Results

The healing process after septoplasty is usually fast. There may be swelling and bruising in the nose in the first few days. These discomforts can be alleviated with medicines and nasal sprays. Full recovery may take several weeks. After septoplasty, many patients experience significantly less nasal blockage and more comfortable breathing. 

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