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Blocked Nose

Breathe easy again with blocked nose
surgery in London, UK

About a Blocked Nose

The feeling of a congested nose is commonly known as a blocked nose, nasal obstruction, a stuffy nose, or nasal congestion. The degree of the blocked nose varies among individuals and significantly impacts one’s overall health and quality of life. This condition, often caused by nasal congestion, can lead to complications if left untreated. From disrupted sleep patterns and increased susceptibility to infections to impaired concentration and reduced productivity, the consequences of a persistent blocked nose extend beyond mere inconvenience. 

What Stands Dr Bizrah Apart For Blocked Nose Treatment

Dr Bashar Bizrah understands the problem of blocked noses and the importance of tailoring treatments to individual needs. His clinic stands out as a beacon of advanced medical expertise, providing cutting-edge solutions for those seeking relief from persistent nasal congestion. Dr Bizrah’s extensive experience and innovative approach to blocked nose treatment ensure that patients receive immediate relief and long-term solutions to enhance nasal function and overall well-being. Through a combination of precision techniques and personalised care, he offers unparalleled expertise in addressing and resolving blocked nose problems, making Dr Bizrah the premier surgeon for advanced blocked nose treatments in London, UK. 

Am i a right candidate?

Patients with the following conditions are generally considered good candidates for this surgery: 

  • Deviated septum, where the wall between the nasal passages is displaced, making breathing difficult. 
  • Turbinate hypertrophy, an enlargement of the turbinate’s, which are structures within your nose that help with humidification and filtration of air.

Ideal candidates for blocked nose surgery are individuals who experience difficulty with nasal breathing due to structural irregularities or chronic sinus conditions. The surgical procedure aims to restore or improve airway flow in the nasal passages, relieving the symptoms associated with a blocked nose. 

  • Recurrent acute or chronic sinusitis is the sinuses’ inflammation leading to blocked nasal passages. 
  • Nasal polyps, which are noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage or sinuses that can obstruct airflow. 

Candidates should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the surgery’s outcomes, and preferably be non-smokers, as smoking can hinder the healing process. A thorough evaluation by an experienced ENT specialist or facial plastic surgeon is necessary to determine whether an individual is suitable for surgery, taking into account their specific anatomical and physiological considerations. 

Blocked Nose consultation

A thorough exploration of your symptoms will be initiated to commence the consultation process with Dr Bashar Bizrah. This pivotal step serves to narrow down potential causes for your condition. Following this, Dr Bizrah will comprehensively examine your nose, often employing a headlight or an endoscope—a slender telescope equipped with a camera. While this examination is typically non-painful, some individuals may experience slight discomfort. 

In certain scenarios, Dr Bizrah may propose additional tests to clarify the underlying cause of your symptoms further. Common diagnostic measures encompass blood tests, skin allergy tests, and imaging studies such as a nose and sinuses CT scan. It’s important to emphasize that not every case of nasal obstruction requires extensive investigations. Dr Bizrah will judiciously determine the appropriate tests based on the specific nuances of your condition. 

Blocked Nose
Sugery Procedure

The surgical procedure for a blocked nose or septoplasty corrects a deviated nasal septum by straightening the bone and cartilage dividing the nasal cavity. It involves the insertion of an endoscope into the nostrils, allowing the surgeon to remove obstructive tissues, clear sinus passages, or enlarge the sinus openings for better drainage. These procedures aim to improve breathing, reduce nasal congestion, and alleviate sinus pressure. 

Before Blocked Nose Treatment

With diagnostic assessments, a health evaluation is performed to ensure you are in good physical condition for the surgery. If you are a smoker, Dr Bizrah may advise smoking cessation at least two weeks before the surgery and for a specified period afterwards to enhance tissue healing. Specific preoperative instructions are provided, encompassing guidelines on dietary restrictions, medication management, and other preparations to optimize your readiness. 

The type of anesthesia, whether general or localized, targeting the nose, is discussed, addressing any concerns or questions you may have. Emotional readiness is also considered, with the support staff ensuring you feel confident and well-informed about the upcoming procedure. Dr Bashar Bizrah and the medical team collaborate to create a personalized preoperative plan tailored to your specific needs, prioritizing your well-being throughout the preparation process for successful blocked nose surgery. 

During the Blocked Nose Surgery

The procedure typically lasts for approximately 30-45 minutes. While some cases may necessitate general anesthesia, others can be performed with localized anesthesia specifically targeting the nose. The entire operation is typically conducted internally, with no visible scarring or bruising on the face. A careful incision is made within the nose, allowing for the straightening of the septum by adjusting the cartilage and bone. The repositioned septum is then secured in place using stitches. A cut across the skin between the nostrils may be required in more intricate cases, potentially combined with additional sept rhinoplasty procedures. 

After Blocked Nose Treatment

Post-surgery, antibiotics are prescribed to prevent bleeding or infection. Typically, individuals can return to work within 48 to 72 hours after the procedure. Painkillers are often unnecessary, as the surgery is performed internally, leaving no external wounds or visible signs such as black eyes. This efficient and minimally invasive approach ensures a quick recovery and improved nasal function. 

Blocked Nose Treatment Recovery

Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery. While some procedures may allow for a quick return to normal activities, others may require a more extended recovery period. In the majority of cases, complete healing of the nose typically requires several weeks. However, when our surgeons have undertaken extensive reconstructive procedures, the swelling might take six months or more to subside fully. Our doctor monitors your progress throughout this healing period through regular examinations to ensure optimal recovery. 

What Is The Reason For Blocked Nose?

  • Nasal obstruction may result from issues with the internal nasal structure or inflammation of the nasal lining. 
  • Structural problems, such as a twisted nasal septum or weakened outer nose, can contribute to nasal obstruction, often associated with external shape abnormalities. 
  • Enlargement of structures like adenoids can also lead to nasal blockage. 
  • The nasal lining, a thin mucous membrane, can swell, causing the blockage, especially in the turbinates, which are folds prone to swelling. 
  • Swelling of the nasal lining, known as “rhinitis,” can be triggered by various factors, including viral or bacterial infections, allergies, or excessive use of nasal decongestants. 
  • In some cases, significant swelling may lead to the formation of nasal polyps. Refer to the relevant patient information leaflet for more details on nasal polyps. 

Meet dr Bizrah?

Master of Nose Surgery

Dr Bashar Bizrah is an esteemed expert who effectively treats blocked nose in the UK. His exceptional career is defined by qualities that position him as a master in providing relief and solutions for individuals struggling with nasal congestion.

Leading Expert in Blocked Nose Solutions: As an internationally renowned in facial plastic surgery, Dr Bizrah is the leading expert in providing cutting-edge solutions for blocked nose treatment in London and Dubai. His innovative approaches to alleviating block nose surgery have garnered local recognition and left a lasting impact on a global scale. Dr Bizrah frequently shares his pioneering techniques at conferences worldwide, significantly contributing to advancements in blocked nose treatments and facial plastic surgery. 

Exceptional Track Record: With an unparalleled history of successfully treating numerous cases of blocked noses, Dr Bizrah’s expertise spans a diverse range of patients from Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and China. This exceptional record underscores his unwavering commitment to delivering optimal results and ensuring a positive experience for each patient struggling with nasal congestion. 

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