Septorhinoplasty is a procedure used to improve the form and/or function of the nose. The nose is part of the face vulnerable to trauma and this can result in external deformity and septal deviation requiring surgical correction. Symptoms of a septal deviation include nasal blockage, nosebleeds and snoring.
Septorhinoplasty is performed as day case operation under general anaesthetic. It can often be done with no cuts on the outside of the nose. Internal splints are commonly used after surgery to reduce the risk of adhesion/scar formation inside the nose. These are removed one week after surgery in the outpatient clinic. Your nose will feel blocked after the surgery but this improves with time. Your nose is vulnerable to injury for 4-6 weeks after surgery and contact sports should be avoided.