A 38-year-old female asked:
I had a septoplasty with turbinate reduction three weeks ago. my septum is still visibly running diagonal and bulging on one side leaving one nostril all but closed. will this improve, or did the painful operation likely fail?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Ask your Dr who did your surgery. They will know what to expect based on exactly what they have done in folks like you where you live.
Answered Dec 26, 2021
Dr. Franklyn Gergitsanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. I agree that you will need to see your surgeon first to see if your nose is healing as expected. Was your nose blocked like this before surgery? If your Doc fixed your septum behind a blockage in front of your nose then this may not change. Also there could be a fluid collection, infection or abnormal scar formation. A second option may be needed. Ask for your OP note and pre-op films.
Answered Dec 30, 2021
Last updated Dec 30, 2021
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