Nasal Treatment – Non Cosmetic for All Ages

Non-cosmetic nasal treatment – request for assessment and/or treatment.

Related keywords
Nose, Nasal, Rhinoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Septoplasty, Cleft lip, Cleft Palate, Craniofacial deformity, Bilateral, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinates
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant
Referral routes
Prior Approval

Nasal congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen due to inflammation. This is also known as having a blocked nose. This can be caused by allergies or the common cold. Nasal Congestion can also result from having an obstruction to the airflow due to a deviated septum. This deviation can cause restrictions on either side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the nose.

Most people have a degree of deviation in their nose and do not require any treatment; however those who develop Nasal Obstruction as a result of a congenital condition or following a traumatic impact on the nose may require treatment to improve airflow.

There are a number of different types of nose operations. The exact procedure will depend on the aim of the treatment. The operation may take place under a general or local anaesthetic. The two main techniques used are called ‘open’ or ‘closed’. Open means that some or all of the cuts are made outside the nose, whereas closed means all the cuts are made inside the nose.

(also known as or related to – nose, nasal, rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, septoplasty, cleft lip, cleft palate, craniofacial deformity, bilateral)