Before having this kind of surgery, you might want to know about septoplasty surgery risk and complication that you never realize before. Septoplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis, using local or general anesthesia. Patients should tell their doctor about current medical conditions and medications that are used, if any.
Patients may be asked to avoid the use of certain medications, such as aspirin, for two weeks prior to surgery. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided.
It is normal to have complaints for several days after surgery.
- Patients may experience numbness on the nose, cheeks and lips. Nasal congestion, along with a runny nose is also an effect after septoplasty.
- Slight bleeding from the nose can also occur for two to three days. Nose, cheeks, and eyes may remain swollen for several days after surgery.
- Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks and banned hard to breathe through the nose.
- Keep the head always in high position thus lowering the risk of bleeding. Use cold compresses to relieve swelling.