Blocked Nose


What is Septoplasty

(Blocked Nose Surgery)

Septoplasty is surgery inside the nose to straighten a deviated septum. The septum, about 7 centimetres long (2.5 to 3 inches)in adults, is made of cartilage and bone. It separates the inside of the nose into two chambers or nostrils.

Why Choose Dr Bizrah

For Blocked Nose Surgery

  • 28 years of experience handling versatile patients.
  • Authored Textbook, which has been recognized by the American and European Academies of Facial Plastic Surgeons, the UK, featuring Rhinoplasty & Facial Plastic Surgery.
  • Endoscopic Approach.
  • Local Anaesthesia with sedation.
  • Permanent solution for Blocked Nose.
  • Same-day surgery.

Septoplasty Blocked Nose Surgery

at Bizrahmed

Septoplasty in Dubai is a highly individualized cosmetic surgery. The surgeon tailors a treatment plan depending on the treatment goals. During the consultation at Bizrahmed, we walk you through the basic steps of the procedure, recovery, risks, results, costs, and many other aspects of the surgery. Also, we will ask you some questions regarding your health status and the medications that you use currently. Be honest with your surgeon in this session because the treatment plan will be designed based on the information you give.


A Septoplasty takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the complexity of the condition. Depending on what you and your doctor decide is best for you, you’ll be under either local or general anaesthesia. In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on one side of your nose to access the septum. The next step is to lift the mucous membrane, which is the protective covering of the septum. Then the deviated septum is moved into the proper position. Any barriers, such as extra pieces of bone or cartilage, are removed. The last step is the repositioning of the mucous membrane.


You may need stitches to hold the septum and membrane in place. However, packing the nose with cotton is sometimes enough to keep them in position.

Ideal candidates

for Septoplasty in Dubai

You are an ideal candidate for Septoplasty in Dubai if you,

  • Have deviated septum, which is making it difficult for you to breathe.
  • If you are a non-smoker and physically healthy.
  • Do not have any psychological or physical problems.

Septoplasty is not usually performed on pregnant and breastfeeding women because, in both these situations, their bodies are not stable enough to support this extremely invasive procedure.




Septoplasty Recovery & Downtime

Septoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure unless significant complications arise. This means you’ll be able to go home on the same day as the procedure once the anaesthesia has worn off. Your nose will be swollen, painful, and packed with cotton to control bleeding. The packing can be removed a day or two after surgery. Your doctor will also prescribe pain medication as needed.


The nose wound will heal quickly, and your breathing will likely improve shortly after the procedure. However, the overall healing process can be slow. Cartilage and other nasal tissues can take up to a year to fully settle into their new shape.


Most people experience no ongoing symptoms after surgery. In some cases, however, the cartilage and nasal tissues shift over time and eventually block airflow through the nose again. This means a second surgery will be needed to reshape the nose and septum further.



Many people suffer from adenoids. This patient was experiencing blockage in the nose and Turbinate hypertrophy. Dr Bashar Bizrah performed surgery while the patient was under local anaesthesia. As you can see, an outstanding result was achieved immediately after the surgery.

Nose job cost in Dubai

Nose job costs in Dubai depend on the location of the health centre, surgeon, and patient’s needs and desires. Moreover, Bizrahmed offers many financial options, so you must discuss the cost factor with the surgeon during his first consultation.

Preparing for Blocked Nose Surgery in Dubai

Your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain medications two weeks before the surgery. These medications may include aspirin (Bufferin), ibuprofen (Advil), and other blood thinners. This reduces your risk of excessive bleeding during and after the procedure. Be sure to tell your doctor if you’re allergic to certain medications or if you have a history of bleeding problems. Sometimes, people have a Septoplasty under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area to prevent pain. However, most people have surgery under general anaesthesia, which means they’re asleep during the procedure.

Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight during the night before the procedure if you’re under general anaesthesia. This will help prevent vomiting and choking if you become nauseous from the anaesthesia during surgery.

Bring a family member or friend who can drive you home after the Septoplasty. General anaesthesia may make you drowsy after the procedure. You shouldn’t drive until the effects have entirely worn off. Your doctor might take pictures of your nose before the procedure. Comparing photos before and after the procedure can help you see how your nose has changed.



The surgery takes approximately two hours or more. General anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, or local anaesthesia is used. This is an outpatient procedure. Temporary swelling, bruising around the eyes and/or nose, and some bleeding and nasal stuffiness.

Although nose surgery is very low-risk, people should be aware of the potential complications and approach their doctor with any concerns.

Septoplasty corrects a deviated nasal septum or another septal deformity that can obstruct airflow through the nose and cause difficulty breathing. Your nasal septum divides your nasal cavity into left and right sides and ends at your nostrils.

When can I return to my normal activities?
You will have a drip pad under your nose to collect mucus and blood. Change it only when it bleeds through. You may have to do it every hour for 24 hours after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work or school in a few days and to your routine in about 3 weeks.

During a Septoplasty, the surgeon will attempt to straighten bent cartilage and bone in the septum. Firstly, they lift the mucosa lining covering the cartilage and bone. The surgeon then reshapes the cartilage and bone, sometimes removing portions. After that, they will then put the lining back in place.


You can breathe much better after the procedure, but it will get clogged over the next few days due to mucous and blood. During your follow-up visit, your nose will be cleaned out, and you should be able to breathe much better afterwards.


In severe cases, doctors may recommend Septoplasty, a minor surgical procedure to correct the deviated septum. In the surgery, the doctor straightens and pulls the septum back to its original place.