A member asked:

Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

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Dr. Marcus Peterson answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

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.

Answered Jul 1, 2013



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Dr. Anthony Sclafani answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Surgery for a deviated septum is primarily designed to improve breathing; occasionally, it is indicated for treatment of nose bleeds or is done in association with sinus surgery. However, the top of the septum contributes to the appearance of the lower part of the nose, and often this is adjusted during rhinoplasty. However, this is not part of the standard operation for a deviated septum.

Answered Jan 21, 2013


Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

Answered Nov 21, 2014



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