Removal of nasal adhesions and scars
Many causes can lead to scars and adhesions in the nasal mucosa. Scars and adhesions may also develop because of injury to the nose, previous surgical interventions, or inflammatory processes. The nasal mucosa is very sensitive; therefore, a variety of physical factors; diverse chemical, volatile, or toxic substances being inhaled (dyes, polishes, bleaches, illegal inhaled substances, or cigarette smoke); and frequent use of numerous nasal sprays have a negative impact on it. All these factors during a certain time can damage the nasal mucosa and can lead to its scarring.
Formed adhesions or scars most commonly cause nasal obstruction, make it difficult to breathe, and also can result in reduced sense of smell.
Formed adhesions or scars can be removed surgically.
How Is the Surgery Performed?
- The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the fused tissue in the nasal mucosa is separated with special tools, and scars are removed;
- Then the surgeon places special nasal packing inside the nose, which is usually removed after 2 days.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- The patient should refrain from smoking for 2 weeks after the surgery;
- It is recommended to wash the nose with saltwater and use oil drops for 2 weeks after the surgery