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The Benefit of Septoplasty Abroad 

Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are typically performed together. But rhinoplasty is mainly for cosmetic reasons, while septoplasty is for medical reasons. Patients who suffer from deviated septum that causes breathing problems to prefer septoplasty treatment abroad.

Seeking sinus surgery abroad has the undeniable benefit of cutting procedure costs and reducing waiting time. But the other appeals of having septoplasty abroad makes the idea more convincing:

Surgery with vacation 

Most patients travel abroad to have a septoplasty; their primary goal is treatment. But they understand it is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences before or after their surgery.

You can access more treatment options 

Traveling abroad to get treated will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.

Access to excellent surgeons

Renowned institutions with international accreditations have top-class surgeons, and they are trained and with years of experience. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their website or the clinic website.

Experience VIP service 

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Privacy 

Some patients want to keep their medical choices private, so seeking treatment abroad provides them with more confidentiality. Medical tourism offers a solution to this problem; you can publicly announce you're going on holiday while seeking the treatment you desire.

Tips for choosing the best Septoplasty clinic abroad 

  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how many times they performed the treatment. 

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 

  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad: research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the specialist expertise, reviews, and credentials.  

  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?

  • Understand the procedure you need. Understand the procedure plan you need. Visit your local doctor and understand what treatment best suits your case.

  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients if possible. 

Ideal Candidate for Septoplasty Abroad  

You can have septoplasty if you suffer from a nasal obstruction that can cause difficulty in breathing. Or have sinus or ear infections. 

Also, if you're unhappy with the aesthetic look of your nose with external deformation of the nose.

Septoplasty Cost Abroad. 

The factors that affect the septoplasty treatment cost abroad are the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost
UK

€7000 - €12,000

USA

€6000 - €13,000

Turkey €2550 - €2850
Australia 

€7000 - €12,000

Learn more about Septoplasty in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Septoplasty Clinics(41 Clinics)

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Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ operations last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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€2,000
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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€2,150
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
Estethica Atasehir Verified
  • Premium facility
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • 93% patients recommend
  • Open weekends
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€2,350
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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€2,250
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Esteworld
Istanbul, Turkey
Esteworld Verified
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Premium facility
  • High review rate
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€2,450
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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€2,600
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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€2,600
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Ekol Hospitals Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
Ekol Hospitals Izmir Verified
  • Has world-class specialists
  • High review rate
  • Monitored by the Quality Management Unit
  • Using the most advanced technology
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Healthcare Institutions Verified
  • Follows strict standards to deliver exceptional services
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Internationally recognized surgeons
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€2,750
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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€2,700
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Dr. Hasan Duygulu, on May 27, 2024

Who isn't an ideal candidate for the surgery? 

Septoplasty surgery is not recommended for patients suffering from serious health problems. The operation usually requires general anesthesia, and it may endanger the lives of patients suffering from morbid obesity, heart problems, or lung disease.

How long should you stay in the hospital after the surgery? 

You may spend one night in the hospital after the procedure to monitor your status. 

How long will the procedure last? 

The surgery duration will take 1 hour.

What you should avoid before the surgery? 

The patient must stop the intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements at least 2 weeks before undergoing septoplasty surgery as they can increase bleeding. Green teas, herbal teas, and Omega 3 capsules are also forbidden at least 2 weeks before the septoplasty surgery. Patients also should stop smoking before and after the surgery. 

How is the procedure performed? 

The patient will be administered either general or local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia applies, the surgeon will create small incisions inside the nose and proceed to trim, replace and reposition the cartilage or bone. The deviated septum is moved into the right position.

At this point, the surgeon can perform a turbinate reduction procedure as well, which can improve breathing. Small silicone splints may be inserted inside the nostrils in order to support the new septum. Patients may need stitches to hold the septum and membrane in place.

The surgeon may also use packing inside the nose in order to prevent or reduce bleeding during the recovery period. The surgery takes from 30 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the complexity of the condition.

Surgery recovery 

The septoplasty recovery period lasts anywhere between 2 and 4 weeks. The patient should avoid physical activities such as jogging, aerobics, or any sport for the first two weeks. This is done in order to avoid potential bleeding. Patients should not blow their noses during the recovery period. During this time, raising the head while sleeping is more comfortable sleep and reduces the risks.

Septoplasty risks 

Septoplasty surgery is a simple, straightforward procedure but complications can occur. Septoplasty complications can include one or more of the following: 

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Negative reaction to anesthesia
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Septal perforation
  • Septal hematoma
  • Structural deformity
  • Ocular complications
  • A numbing sensation in the teeth or upper gum
  • Decrease in the sense of smell

Septoplasty complications are rather rare – around 0,5% of patients can experience excessive bleeding after the procedure.

Septoplasty sides effects

The patient may have the sensation of a stuffy nose for a few weeks during the septoplasty recovery period. While the bones and cartilage of the septum are still recovering, it is strictly forbidden to blow the nose at this stage. Bruising and swelling can appear in some cases as well.

What's Septoplasty's success rate? 

Deviated septum surgery success rate is around 90%.

What should I expect before and after the procedure? 

Patients usually report a 45% increase in nose functionality after the septoplasty procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Rhinoplasty Vs. Septoplasty Surgery – What Is the Difference?

Septoplasty surgery is used in order to straighten a deviated septum that impedes breathing. On the other hand, rhinoplasty is a more aesthetic type of procedure in which the nose structure is changed in order to eliminate some problems such as the nasal hump. Both of these procedures can be done at the same time. 

Can Septoplasty Surgery Cure Sleep Apnea or Snoring? 

Septoplasty surgery cannot cure sleep disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea. Septoplasty can only improve nasal breathing by correcting the septum.

Do the Septoplasty Splints Need to Be Removed?

Septoplasty splints can be left in place for as long as 1 to 2 weeks after the septoplasty operation.

In some cases, splints are not necessary, and only stitches are used to strengthen the repositioned septum structure. In this case, they do not need removal because they dissolve by themselves in a few weeks after the septum has healed.

How many days should I travel/stay abroad to do the treatment?

You can expect to travel for 5 - 8 nights. 

When can I get back to sports after the treatment? 

You can expect to get back to exercise after 2 weeks.