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how to lose weight to reduce a deviated septum

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: Septoplasty recovery is generally fairly quick and is not associated with weight loss.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septoplasty: people respond to surgery in different ways. if the weight loss continues, see your doctor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Austen
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: You must discuss post op activity such as lifting weights with your doctor. Heavy lifting would be strongly discouraged immediately after surgery.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septoplasty: Absolutely not. Please follow your surgeon's postop instructions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not : This is not likely to reduce frequency of colds but may help to improve obstructive symptoms.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septoplasty: Not necessarily. A cold comes from a viral infection. the septoplasty will improve your breathing. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board cert ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: A septal deviation is abnormal curvature or spurring of bone and or cartilage in your nose, it has nothing to do with weight. Increased weight can le ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
4-6 weeks: The first week after surgery is the most difficult. You'll likely have splints inside your nose and will be swollen. The normal healing course takes s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Strabbing
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: My patients return to full activity after a septoplasty at the 7 day mark.. No restrictions on lifting needed at this point. You might want to wait ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Suggestions: Have you tried an inhaled nasal steroid for the rhinitis? Your dentist can make you a mouth guard that may help with your snoring. There are also surg ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: Generally, a physician can make this diagnosis. If you want, you can see an otolaryngologist(ent) who is specialized to treat this problem.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many: Some of the problems > difficulty breathing, headaches, sinus infections, nose bleeding, nasal congestion, noisy breathing.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Particularly if you are having breathing problems, due to the crooked septum blocking the nasal airflow.

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