A 39-year-old member asked:
If i get surgery to correct my deviated septum, will it also change the shape of my nose?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clark Schierleanswered
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Nose Reshaping: In cases where the septal deviation is contributing to a deviation of the visible part of the nose, straightening the septum may correct some of this deformity. Most of the time, correction of external nasal appearance will require a cosmetic rhinoplasty or nose reshaping procedure in addition to the septoplasty which primarily helps your breathing.
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeldanswered
Surgery - Plastics 58 years experience
No: Properly done "septoplasty" does not change the external appearance of the nose.
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Dr. Suzanne Gallianswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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