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Blocked nose Treatment in London

Surgical Innovations and technological advancements have revolutionized nasal congestion treatment in London. London’s cold and rainy climate has always resulted in flu-related problems among people. This leads to an influx in demand for blocked nose treatments in London and other parts of the UK. Having achieved a prominent position in treatment for nasal blockage removal in London, the city has witnessed an influx of medical tourism in the UK and other regions. 
Nasal Congestion Treatment in London clinics and medical centers is handled by surgeons with a wide range of experience in Rhinoplasty and nose-related problems. Our surgeons at LSS aim to provide effective blocked nose remedies in the UK and address the physical discomfort and the psychological distress caused by nose obstruction. Additionally, state-of-the-art medical infrastructure and surprisingly cost-effective treatment options have made nasal congestion treatment in London more accessible to the general population. 

Procedure time

1-2 hours

Support garments

Nasal splint
7-10 days

Up & Mobile

1 day

Traveling

3 weeks

Sleeping

Elevated on back for
2 weeks to 2 months

Anaesthetic type

Local anaesthesia

Washing

1 day

Sexual activity

3 weeks

Full recovery time

6 weeks

Exercise

3-10 weeks

Hospital stay

Day case

Driving

1 week

Back to work

1-2 weeks

Final results

6-12 months

Causes of Blocked Nose

Mucus related conditions: 
Cold and flu can increase mucus production, filling the nasal cavity and resulting in nasal obstruction.

Structural conditions:
A deviated septum can result in one-sided nasal obstruction and other complications, either from birth or acquired through trauma.

Other structural anomalies responsible for the blocked nose are:

  • Nasal polyps (growth in the nasal passage)
  • swollen turbinate (bone and soft tissue inside the nasal passage)
  • enlarged adenoids (lymphatic tissue)
  • Pyriform aperture stenosis (narrowing of the bony nasal opening)
  • Choanal atresia (obstruction of the upper part of the throat behind the nose)
Rhinitis conditions
Rhinitis or inflammation of the nose can be allergic or non-allergic. Allergic rhinitis can be due to pollen, dander, or fur. Non-allergic rhinitis reasons are usually smoke and pollution. Once inflamed, it can be a source of nasal obstruction with additional symptomatic discomfort.
Surgical conditions
A failed rhinoplasty procedure can make the nasal cartilage excessively thin, leading to the collapse of the outer nasal structure. This can result in nasal blockage.

Top Blocked Nose Treatment Options in London are:

Turbinate Reduction
Nose turbinates or nasal conchae are bony plates covered with soft tissue inside the nose. Inflammation of these turbinates or their hypertrophy results in varying degrees of nasal blockage. Turbinate Reduction involves modifying the size of the inflamed inferior turbinates to achieve the required nasal passage opening. The turbinates are either shrunk, cauterized, or collated for attaining the Reduction necessary. In aggravated cases of turbinate enlargement, some of the involved bones and tissues are surgically removed to facilitate better breathing for the patient. In recent years Turbinate Reduction method of nasal congestion treatment in London has been further modified into minimally invasive treatment procedures like laser treatment. Along with reducing the downtime of the patients, laser treatment selectively works on unwanted tissue while sparing nearby areas.

Functional Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty or nose modification is a procedure used to align nose deformities surgically.
Highly qualified and trained surgeons perform blocked nose treatments in London clinics through Functional Rhinoplasty. The downtime is more in these cases that are informed to the patient before the surgery and post-operative guidelines.

Functional Endoscopic Rhinoplasty
It is a minor surgical intervention used for blocked sinus reduction and improving symptomatic conditions. Endoscopic Rhinoplasty is performed under the effect of anesthetics. Endoscopic Rhinoplasty can be used with other nasal surgeries like Turbine reduction or Septoplasty. It is even combined with Rhinoplasty as a dual means of achieving nose reshaping with nasal congestion treatment in London.

Septoplasty
A septum is a cartilage in the center of the nasal cavity that divides the area into two parts. Septoplasty surgically modifies the deviated septum by resecting, repositioning, replacing, and reconstructing the septal cartilage. Based on your condition, our surgeon either conduct standalone blocked nose treatments in London Surgical suites or combine Septoplasty with a rhinoplasty or sinus surgery based. Along with taking care of breathing difficulties, Septoplasty helps restore the aesthetic balance of the nose by correcting the crookedness caused by the deviation. Septoplasty is considered the best treatment for nose block in London by ENT specialists as the first line of surgical treatment. However, surgeons may prescribe medications, inhalers, nasal antihistamines, and decongestants to resolve the issue. Only when they do not produce satisfactory results will surgeons recommend surgical blocked nose treatments in London.

Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision Rhinoplasty is performed to make up for the effects of an unsatisfactory or Failed Rhinoplasty for cosmetic relief to the patient. Sometimes excessive loss of cartilage during the surgery leads to the collapse of nasal walls. Such post-surgical issues are corrected through Revision Rhinoplasty. Cartilage from other areas or body or silicone implants are used to restore the wall structure and repair the nasal obstruction.
Even if you are getting the best treatment for blocked nose in London through Revision Rhinoplasty, it is essential to have realistic expectations from the surgery.
Usually, surgeons advise Revision Rhinoplasty for nasal congestion treatment in London after a minimum of 2 years of the original Rhinoplasty surgery. This extended time is to give the fragile nasal cartilage time to heal. Alternative treatment options are advised until that period in medications or other treatment forms to facilitate better breathing. If the situation deteriorates, the surgeon may do a revision surgery urgently.

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Ideal Candidates for blocked nose treatments are:

  • Candidates with a nose blockage condition not responding to medications, home remedies, or other treatment options.
  • Candidates whose blocked nose creates problems in their social life through noisy breathing-related embarrassing conditions.
  • Candidates with nose blockage resulting in broken sleep affect their work performance and personal life.
  • Candidates with traumatic nasal bone dislocation requiring immediate surgical intervention
  • Candidates with a failed Rhinoplasty surgery where the thin cartilage has collapsed, causing nasal passage obstruction.
  • Those with a foreign body embedded deep inside (beads, small-sized solid things, and small coins. Several surgeons offering nasal congestion treatment in London thoroughly evaluate the patient and determine whether the patient is physically and mentally fit for the surgery before going forward with the surgical interventions.

Top Blocked Nose Treatment Options in London are:

Turbinate Reduction
Nose turbinates or nasal conchae are bony plates covered with soft tissue inside the nose. Inflammation of these turbinates or their hypertrophy results in varying degrees of nasal blockage. Turbinate Reduction involves modifying the size of the inflamed inferior turbinates to achieve the required nasal passage opening. The turbinates are either shrunk, cauterized, or collated for attaining the Reduction necessary. In aggravated cases of turbinate enlargement, some of the involved bones and tissues are surgically removed to facilitate better breathing for the patient. In recent years Turbinate Reduction method of nasal congestion treatment in London has been further modified into minimally invasive treatment procedures like laser treatment. Along with reducing the downtime of the patients, laser treatment selectively works on unwanted tissue while sparing nearby areas.

Septoplasty
A septum is a cartilage in the center of the nasal cavity that divides the area into two parts. Septoplasty surgically modifies the deviated septum by resecting, repositioning, replacing, and reconstructing the septal cartilage. Based on your condition, our surgeon either conduct standalone blocked nose treatments in London Surgical suites or combine Septoplasty with a rhinoplasty or sinus surgery based. Along with taking care of breathing difficulties, Septoplasty helps restore the aesthetic balance of the nose by correcting the crookedness caused by the deviation. Septoplasty is considered the best treatment for nose block in London by ENT specialists as the first line of surgical treatment. However, surgeons may prescribe medications, inhalers, nasal antihistamines, and decongestants to resolve the issue. Only when they do not produce satisfactory results will surgeons recommend surgical blocked nose treatments in London.

Functional Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty or nose modification is a procedure used to align nose deformities surgically.
Highly qualified and trained surgeons perform blocked nose treatments in London clinics through Functional Rhinoplasty. The downtime is more in these cases that are informed to the patient before the surgery and post-operative guidelines.

Functional Endoscopic Rhinoplasty
It is a minor surgical intervention used for blocked sinus reduction and improving symptomatic conditions. Endoscopic Rhinoplasty is performed under the effect of anesthetics. Endoscopic Rhinoplasty can be used with other nasal surgeries like Turbine reduction or Septoplasty. It is even combined with Rhinoplasty as a dual means of achieving nose reshaping with nasal congestion treatment in London.

Before and after a Nose Block Surgery

All of the surgeries mentioned above are mildly or majorly invasive and carried out under anesthetics. Before the surgery, you are required to:

Get a physician’s clearance for the surgery
The physician must render you physically fit for the surgery. Sometimes, previously undetected systemic issues can lead to severe complications during the surgery. You need to undergo blood tests, x-rays, and, if required, biopsies before being declared eligible for the surgical intervention. Besides the physician’s clearance, our surgeon will do a series of assessments before suggesting our blocked nose treatments in London.

Avoid the use of certain medications
Certain medications can increase the rate of complications after the operation and further worsen the condition. Medicines for blood thinning, herbal supplements, anti-inflammatories, and even vitamins must be discontinued a week before the surgery to ensure the patient’s safety.

Stop eating after midnight on the day of the surgery
You need to stop eating at least 12 hours before the surgery to enable the anesthetics to set in properly. At some medical centers offering surgical nasal blockage removal in London, you are even required to stop drinking water after midnight if the surgery occurs early in the morning. This step is taken for the anesthetics to set incorrectly and allow safe surgery conditions.

Stop smoking
Several patients require Revision Rhinoplasty in later years as a blocked nose remedy in the UK due to excessive cartilage thinning in previous Rhinoplasty operations. In the last years, regular smokers undergoing revision Rhinoplasty have been observed to get complications such as delayed healing, graft rejections, bleeding, and others. Smoking leads to irreversible complications during and after surgery. Because of this, it is strictly discouraged before surgery for nasal blockage removal in London Surgical Suites.

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Consult our surgeon to know your treatment options. Fill up the form, including your queries, and schedule a personal consultation for you.

Do you have any queries for us? Drop your questions, including your details in the form, and we will get right back to you.

 

Consult our surgeon to know your treatment options. Fill up the form, including your queries, and schedule a personal consultation for you.

During the surgery, recovery, and aftercare

During the surgery, you will be under the influence of strong sedatives and anesthetics and won’t feel anything during the operation. The surgeon will mark your areas of incision and modify, reposition or reconstruct nasal structures to remove the cause of nasal obstruction. After the surgery is over, your incisions will be closed with sutures and your nasal area covered with a nose splint for support and protection.
You will be shifted to the post-operative care unit or private room, and your body parameters will be closely monitored till the anesthetic effects wear off. After that, you can be discharged provided you have an attendant to drive you home.
We provide the best treatment for blocked noses in London Surgical Suites. Our surgeons will look after your condition with a dedicated medical team, ensuring your safety at every step of the surgery. We even offer in-patient staying facilities to patients undergoing nasal congestion treatment in London to non-residents or those unaccompanied by attendants. Hospital staff monitor patients’ conditions and evaluate their condition until their discharge. Even with the best surgeons and medical advancements for your surgery, aftercare is essential to ensure a smooth recovery and practical, long-lasting results without complications.

Some of the most necessary post-operative care instructions are:

Avoid touching the area
Avoid touching the area or feeling your nose beneath the splinters. By this, you risk infecting the surgery areas and increasing the risk of complications.

Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated ensures that your tissues get adequate nutrition for proper healing. Staying hydrated before and after blocked nose surgery is vital for quick recovery after surgery. Additionally, it is important to avoid chewing and stick to semi-solid foods to prevent any complications in the nasal region.

Sleeping with the head in an elevated position
Sleeping with the head in an elevated position enables better blood flow. This results in a quick reversal of post-surgical inflammation.

Restricted movement
Restricted movement allows the incisions to heal in a better manner. Overactivity, exercise, or excessive stress can impact the healing period and increase the risk of complications. Surgeons after a nasal blockage removal in London advise at least 10-12 days of restricted activity after major surgery and 6-7 days after less invasive procedures for safe and effective healing.

Regular follow-ups
Regular follow-ups allow the surgeon to evaluate your situation and take immediate action in case of any complications.

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Benefits of nasal congestion treatment

Through successful nasal congestion treatment or disposal of nasal obstruction, several advantages are achieved for the patient. The most important of them are:

  • Facilitates better breathing that enables better night’s sleep, improved mental functioning, and overall improved life of the patient
  • Protects them from life-threatening cases like cancerous growths or foreign bodies that, if spread or delved deeper, can be fatal
  • Restores their sense of smell that is impacted due to nasal obstruction
  • Effectively eradicates the symptomatic issues associated with nasal obstruction that can be socially embarrassing for them with creating uncomfortable living conditions.

How to choose a surgeon to get the best treatment for blocked noses in London?

An ideal surgeon who understands your condition and provides the correct treatment option that is effective, safe, and long-lasting is crucial for everyone with a nasal blockage condition. Several surgeons are providing blocked nose remedies in the UK. Here are some factors that enable you to select the right surgeon

Before and after photographs
Before and after photographs, especially in Revision Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty, give you an idea of the surgeon’s skills.

Online reviews
Online reviews enable you to understand the surgical skill of the surgeon, their ability to handle complicated cases, and the overall public opinion towards the surgeon.

The experience and skills of the surgeon for your particular condition 
Surgeons handling complex nasal obstruction cases are medically and legally licensed to handle your condition. Always verify the medical qualification and experience of the surgeon you have selected for getting your treatment from.

The medical team of the surgeon
It’s not the surgeon’s job alone but the work of the whole team who stays with you throughout your surgery and even afterward monitors your condition until recovery.
At LSS, we fulfill these criteria mentioned above and invite you for a pre-operative tour to better understand our workstation. Our surgeons have years of experience in providing blocked nose treatments in London. Their unique approach to handling nasal obstruction conditions and providing a holistic treatment plan has made LSS a one-stop destination for clogged nose remedies in the UK. Furthermore, we offer our services at cost-effective prices and aim to make nasal congestion treatment in London accessible to the general population.

Cost of nasal blockage removal surgery in London

Nasal blockage removal surgery in London is a variable factor that depends on some specific criteria. The cost of nose block surgery depends on:

  1. Type of nose block surgery
    Several structure-specific surgeries are indicated for nose blocks. The nose block factor in your case with the particular surgery required decides the cost of operation.
    Turbinate Reduction is not a permanent procedure. It needs to be repeated if the polyps regrow, unlike Revision Rhinoplasty, a one-time process. The continuous surgical treatment combined with other techniques increases the total cost of the surgical intervention.
  2. Intensity of blockage
    Some complex cases are chronic prolonged standing blockage due to septum deviation or nasal bone deformities. Subsequently, they are more expensive to treat than less chronic situations like cold, flu, or allergic conditions.
  3. Experience with the skills of the surgeon
    A skilled and able surgeon with a long experience of handling nose block surgeries will be more proficient in their work and thus more expensive than other surgeons.
  4. Clinic location
    A clinic with easy access to transportation, accommodation, and other conveniences will be more location friendly and subsequently costlier than others
  5. Other factors 
    Your health insurance, follow-up sessions, anesthetic costs, and medication costs add to the final price of blocked nose treatments in London.Other factors 
    Your health insurance, follow-up sessions, anesthetic costs, and medication costs add to the final price of blocked nose treatments in London.

FAQs

Medications, sinus drainage, steam inhalations are the best treatment for blocked noses in London non-surgical manner. If these don't produce effective results and the blocked nose starts getting severe in due course, the surgeon advises surgical methods to treat the blocked nose. Sinuplasty, Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and Septo-rhinoplasty with Turbinate Reduction are some of the best surgical treatments for blocked noses in London. The dual nature of these surgeries with long-lasting results has popularized them worldwide.

Surgery is an excellent way to fix a blocked nose. It is regarded as a critical blocked nose remedy in the UK after other non-surgical methods do not work or produce satisfactory results. If the turbinate, cartilage, septum, polyps, or Sinus are the source of obstruction, nasal surgery is advised accordingly. Of them, septum and polyps have a more comprehensive risk incidence. Because of this, Septoplasty and polyps’ surgical removal are the most used surgical procedures. These are combined with other methods for the best treatment for blocked noses in London.

You can start doing regular housework after two weeks of surgery of your nose surgery. It usually takes six months to see the full effect of the operation.
Your surgeon will remove the stitches within 5-7 days from the surgery. If you have dissolvable stitches, then you can skip that procedure. The bruises, redness, and swelling will significantly decrease around three weeks. You can resume strenuous exercises from the 4th to the 5th-week post-surgery.
Your post-operative care can influence the recovery period after a nose job. Therefore, when you opt for our rhinoplasty surgery in London, our surgeon will provide you with all the post-op care medications, tips, and diet plans that aid in a faster recovery. If you have a nose job in London Surgical Suites, we provide you with all the aftercare you need.

 

After your nose surgery in London Surgical Suites, our surgeon may ask you to:

  • Put a pillow under your head while resting as it can reduce swelling
  • Avoid taking baths or getting water around your splints
  • Stay away from blowing your nose or removing any crusts your nose before getting your split removes
  • Avoid doing activities such as sneezing through the mouth or working out, as that will increase the pressure in your nose.
  • Stay in a clean and hygienic place
  • Avoid strenuous activities like weightlifting, playing sports, or handling heavy objects for four to six weeks.

Nasal flow is the reason for the feeling of blockage of one nostril. Our body deliberately directs airflow through one nostril more than the other and switches between the nostrils at regular intervals. One nostril is used more as a body phenomenon to prevent damaging the nostril through constant airflow. Sometimes polyps deviate from the septum, and foreign bodies can result in nasal blockage on one side. In such conditions, various treatments are used for one-sided nasal blockage removal in London depending on the causative disease.

Chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, swollen adenoids, nasal tumors, polyps, or cancerous growths can block the nose. In these cases, the inflammation-causing allergen with the area it is in is treated for the best treatment of blocked nose in London.
Suppose the nose block is due to systemic conditions like cystic fibrosis, HIV, or other immune-related diseases. In that case, stress is laid on treating them as an indirect method of blocked nose remedy in the UK and London.

Pain, tenderness, swelling around the eyes, and a reduced sense of taste with the smell is observed if the nose is blocked for a long time. There may be fatigue, insufficient sleep because of this, and a subsequent decrease in quality of life. Surgeons offering blocked nose treatments in London do a minute exam and pinpoint the exact cause of blockage to initiate the treatment. Accordingly, they use treatments, preventive measures, surgical remedies, or a combined treatment regime for the best treatment for blocked noses in London.

Yes, nose block because of inflammation impairs air transmission. This gives rise to breathing problems. Clinics offering blocked nose remedies in the UK enquire about the effect of breathing difficulties like disturbed sleep, snoring, sleep apnea, or other issues. This enables them to provide suitable treatment options.
In London, nasal congestion treatment initially aims to solve breathing difficulties through decongestants, antibiotics, antihistamines, and saline sprays with preventive measures of correct sleeping position for improved breathing. When congestion treatments do not work, steps are taken for nasal blockage removal in London.

Surgeons conducting blocked nose treatments in London have observed mental health problems like irritation, disturbed sleep, lethargy, and social anxiety because of their breathing problems. Left untreated, it can lead to depression that can have permanent implications. Surgeons at LSS aim to provide holistic blocked nose treatments in London. In other words, to treat the nose blockages and the person's mental health due to the constant effect of nose blockage. Effective treatment cures them of their problem and restores their work-sleep-life balance that was disrupted because of the obstruction.

The cost of sinus operation as a blocked nose remedy in the UK depends on several factors like:

- type of sinus surgery

    - Accompanying surgeries or Treatments along with the surgery

   - Experience and skills of the surgeon

   - Health insurance of the patient

Sinus operation is regarded as one of the best treatments for blocked noses in London because of the advanced medical infrastructure and technological advancements considered sinus care in London.

In London, nasal blockage removal through sinus surgery is mainly conducted through FESS, image-guided surgery, and Balloon Sinuplasty. The recovery period in these surgeries is usually less than two weeks. Though minimally invasive, it is conducted under local anesthetics and often combined with other methods to increase recovery time. Many surgeons providing blocked nose treatments in London combine sinus surgery with Rhinoplasty to achieve dual results, increasing the recovery period by another 1-2 weeks.

Many clinics providing blocked nose remedies in the UK advise using humidifiers to add moisture to the air for enabling better breathing. Apart from humidifiers, steam intake and inhalation, saline nasal spray, warm compress, sleeping with the head in an elevated position, and hydration can aid in quick relief from nose block.
When the congestion lasts longer than a week or is accompanied by other symptomatic issues, you should provide medical help for nasal congestion treatment in London.

Nasal wash and decongestants are some of the best preliminary treatment options for a blocked nose when the source of blockage is more substantial, like polyps. Ingrown tumors, nasal wall obstructions, or septum deviations, treatment shifts from decongestant options to blockage removal methods. Nasal blockage removal in London LSS aims to correctly diagnose the blockage reasons and remove them through single or dual methods of treatment action. Surgical options are customized as per the patients' requirements at cost-effective rates. Improving the patients' nasal blockage and quality of life by providing the best treatment for blocked noses in London remains the main aim of LSS.