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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgery on septum: Septoplasty is a surgery that is used to improve the nasal airway. This may consist of removing deviated portions of the septum, straightening some o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Calloway
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Varies by region: Septoplasty is generally a limited procedure but is usually performed under general anesthesia. Most of the costs are associated with the anesthesia ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A good exam: There is no "test" to determine if a septoplasty is appropriate. A good history and a good physical exam is required. I generally look for someone ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually: Obviously you should have an exam that suggests the benefit of the surgery. No major health issues. Not usually recommended for pediatric patients.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Perhaps: If you have impeccable oral hygiene, a healthy mouth, and have regular dental care so a breath odor is not dentally caused then this is possible. Ch ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is consid ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are sp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
55 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crooked nose: A deviated septum can contribute to the appearance of a crooked nose but correcting the septal deviation may not be enough to straighten your nose. Ha ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consult with an: Ear/nose/throat specialist or plastic surgeon about the shape of your nose.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Wong
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Technically...: ...Fixing a deviated septum is called a "septoplasty". It can help with breathing, and can also help straighten a crooked nose. That's somewhat diff ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgery is not 100%: No procedure can be 100 % effective. There are to many variables. However if your breathing difficulty is caused by the deviated septum it should be i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline irrigations.: After a septoplasty, usually, nothing needs to be done because the normal muco-ciliary clearance of the nose is automatically cleansing the mucus of t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mirabile
39 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgical septoplasty: Surgical septoplasty removes or bends that part of the nasal septum that is obstructing air flow into your nose. Be sure you have been treated for any ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eye beds?: I don't know what eye beds are. Typo?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal reshaping: Rhinoplasty is the operation which is used to correct the shape of the nose. This can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. There are a variet ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it could: If the fracture was line up this what happen.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Use is still: Possible. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt h ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Could be: Or acquired by trauma.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Helps the congestion: The nasal septum is the divider between the nostrils. No one is perfect, but some folks' bony septums can be significantly deviated from the midline ( ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: There are non surgical ways to reduce the nasal obstruction from a deviated septum, but a deviated septum is an anatomical problem that can only be st ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Like ANY surgery....: A lot depends on the specific patient and exactly what technique is being performed.

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