What is Nasal Septum Correction?
The septum is a wall located in the middle of the nose in a straight position that divides our air passage in two. If the septum is deviated or twisted, it is known as a deviated septum. Depending on the degree of deviation, it is categorized as a C type or S type and is often known to be accompanied by nasal congestion.
About 70% of patients in Korea
with nasal congestion have deviated septum
Even if your nose may appear to look straight from outside, if the symptoms such as rhinitis, sinusitis and nasal congestion is present, there is a chance of septum deviation. Therefore precise and thorough tests must be conducted.
Symptoms of deviated septum
The air passage in normal nose is broad, but if septum is deviated, the airflow will not be smooth. It may then cause nasal congestion on the narrowed side of nose or cause nasal congestion on the right and left sides alternately. Nasal Congestion also occurs especially on the side of the nose where you are lying on to sleep.
Symptoms caused by
nasal congestion due to a deviated septum
If nasal congestion persists, the nasal septum continuously pressures the mucous membrane in the nose and this stimulates the nerves, causing migraines and sore throat. It also causes mouth breathing which then induces sleep apnea as well as bad breath. In severe cases, it could also lead to memory loss and deter concentration that ultimate affects daily life.
GNG Nasal Septum Correction method
Minimum excision surgery method through GNG’s unique technical expertise
surgery The area of septum where deviation occurred is diagnosed through
advanced 3D CT and nose endoscope,
and the ENT specialist analyzes the nasal septum carefully
to determine the overall surgical plan.
GNG minimum excision surgery
Minimum incision is made in the part
of septum where deviation occurred and is removed.
1Deviated septum Is incised and removed
3Septum is completely straightened
2Septum is straightened to the area
where part of deviated septum was removed
CT images of corrected septum deviation through GNG Septoplasty minimum excision method
GNG Nasal Septum Correction
Point 1 Minimize side effects by minimizing nasal septum excision
As nasal septum is structurally acting as a nose pillar, the risk of side effects increases if standard surgery method is applied in which a lot more septum is removed.
Point 2 How to prevent from the risk of recurrence
There is a possibility of the recurrence of the curved nasal septum because of its tendency to regression.
At GNG Hospital,
Pre-operation 3D-CT scans, electronic Endoscopy, and thorough pre-diagnosis are carried based on specialist’s expertise
ENT specialists with more than 10 years of experience resect and suture only the optimized areas for each patient
If necessary, Implant will be transplanted to be firmly fixed
Therefore, the possibility of the recurrence is markedly low.
The materials that will be used as an implant for GNG Nasal Septum Correction
Point 3 If nasal valve is narrowed, nasal valve reconstruction will also be performed
If the nasal valve is narrowed, it is difficult to improve nasal obstruction by simply removing septal cartilage. The nasal valve, which acts as the roof of the nose, must also be corrected to ensure a broad and clear air passage. Such surgery is difficult for non ENT specialists. Therefore, patients must be careful in choosing the right hospital.
Point 4 Get nasal dysfunctional surgery+ rhinoplasty done at once!
At GNG, we can carry out both functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty procedures simultaneously. Especially after Nasal Septum Correction surgery, a certain amount of septal cartilage is obtained thus being the ideal material to use for nose tip projection. Conducting a fuctional and aesthetic rhinoplasty concurrently is considered a complex surgery. Therefore, it is important to receive the operation by an experienced specialist to maximize results and satisfaction.
GNG Nasal Septum Correction Q&A
Q1How long would surgery take?
The surgery would take about 15~25 minutes, and you can also be discharged on the same day of surgery.
Q2The high cost needed for surgery is too much pressure.
Depending on the type of insurance you have, 80-90% can be covered.
Q3How much pain is expected after surgery?
You may feel uncomfortable after surgery, however in about a week you will be completely recovered and will be able to breathe through your nose.
Functional nose surgery, as explained by head doctor Yong-hae Seong
term ‘plastic surgery’ is perceived as a procedure only for aesthetic purposes in Korea. However, the true meaning of the term ‘rhinoplasty’ itself, is a procedure that allows changes in the shape of the nose. With that being said, it can be conducted with the intent and aim for beauty, but also a way to solve nasal dysfunctions. As an ENT specialist, one of the most frequently asked question I get is “why is rhinoplasty being practice in otorhinolaryngology?” I assume that the reason why this question arises quite often is that because in our society, most believe plastic surgery must only be carried out in plastic surgery clinic.
However, functional rhinoplasty is a unique area of surgery in otolaryngology that cannot be mimicked by a general plastic surgeon, as it involves making the nasal congestion clear by correcting the inner structure of nose. It also goes without saying that the doctor must have a lot of experience in rhinoplasty to yield satisfying results.
When conducting nasal dysfunctional surgeries such as deviated septum, rhinitis, sinusitis, nasal valve obstruction and others that involve inner nasal structure correction, it may be necessary to correct outer structure of nose at the same time. At GNG Hospital, we call this functional rhinoplasty as we change inner and outer structure of nose to solve nasal congestion. During the procedure, we perform procedures for humped, crooked nose as well as standard rhinoplasty procedures to change the shape of nose according to individual’s choice.
On the other hand, in general otorhinolaryngology, most nasal obstruction cases are handled simply by performing septoplasty and sinus surgery. If narrow nasal valve is the root cause, functional surgeries alone wouldn’t correct nasal congestion.
Therefore, we are constantly trying to correct unreasonably spread misunderstandings and misinformation about nose congestion surgery so that patients can make better choices and have the option for safe operation.
Functional + Aesthetic Rhinoplasty
Where should I get a functional + aesthetic rhinoplasty done?
The Basic Principle of Functional Surgery (Nasal Congestion)
Functional + Aesthetic Rhinoplasty
GNG Hospital is the solution to
functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty!
Functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty surgeries do not simply get resolved by joint surgery as each of these is considered an advanced surgery.
GNG Hospital possesses advanced techniques in
both areas of rhinoplasty
Advanced techniques in all areas of rhinoplasty is required
to bring satisfactory results to the internal and external structure of the nose.
GNG Hospital has vast experience in both surgeries
We have experience and prognosis based on vast clinical demonstration
in both in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty.
Get your surgery with reassurance!
Usage of the HEPA filter ventilation system in all operation rooms.
What is a HEPA filter ventilated operation room?
The air outside the operating room is filtered cleanly by the HEPA filter and circulated inside.
Because air is circulated by providing clean air through a positive pressure system, you don’t need to worry about infection caused by air pollution thus having surgery with confidence.
Also, there is an air-shower system that shakes off contaminated dust before entering the operating room. We strive to do our best in preventing infection through sterilization and thorough infection control of all medical devices.
Be rest assured! GNG’s operation rooms are meticulously clean.