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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can having a deviated septum surgery change the shape of my nose?

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Sometimes it can: Though not common, sometimes the shape of the nose can change after septum surgery, (depending upon the extent of the septal surgery).
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Septal surgery: Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

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Dr. Marcus Peterson
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If your deviated septum has enough bending and twisting it will cause your nose to be crooked. When you straighten the septum it will straighten the nose if your nose is straight and you do a deviated septum surgery you nose will stay the same.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does deviated septum surgery change the appearance of your nose?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Should not: A deviated septum involves bending of the cartilage inside the nose. In the vast majority of cases, repair of a deviated septum should not have any effect on the external appearance of the nose. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can a deviated septum surgery straighten my nose?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
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. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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