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A 36-year-old member asked:

should i be concerned that i am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

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Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Time Heals Most: It is not unusual for your symptoms of nasal obstruction and inability to smell to get worse before they get better after surgery. This is often due to intranasal swelling & improves with time. That being said, some people have impaired smell before surgery and don't realize it. On the other hand, damage to your smell nerves during surgery & persistent sinusitis are known risks. See your surgeon.

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