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A 43-year-old female asked:

In 2000, i had plastic surgery of my nose. but i can't breatheproperly. what should i do? i suffer a lot.

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Breathing: It would be important to see a board certified ENT or plastic surgeon. It may be in relation to previous rhinoplasty or not have anything to do with your previous surgery.
Dr. Denis Winder
59 years experience
Difficult problem: You need to now why you had the surgery on your nose. Breathing problems can have several causes. Sometimes they are anatomical, such as with a deviated septum, or they may be of medical origin such as with allergy. You best option would be to see ENT or plastic surgeon for evaluation.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
C Doctor: Given your concerns, best to seek in-person consultation with board-certified ENT or plastic surgeon. A full history and physical examination will allow for accurate diagnosis ( cause of difficulty breathing) and treatment recommendations. Best wishes.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Need ENT EVALUATION: You should get an ENT evaluation. Nasal airway obstruction can be a complex condition which may require assessment of the anatomy as well as the physiology to determine of the obstruction is static or dynamic, unmanly instances allergic rhinitis or sinusitis can be treated with medication. Other causes may require more complex diagnostic imaging and eventually surgery to achieve improvements.

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