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What is a septoplasty. i was told i would need one from a perferated septum about dime sized almost that's not from drugs?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Septoplasty is surgery to reshape the septum. What you describe seems more involved. Repairing a dime-sized perforation is a bigger surgery. You may want to clarify that.

Answered Aug 16, 2013

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

A septoplasty means a plastic surgery procedure on the septum. It is not descriptive of the surgical technique which can consist of a series of different maneuvers to repair the hole in the septum. On occasion, the simplest method is simply to plug the hole with a button. Other more complex techniques require rearrangement of the remaining tissues of the nose, occasionally using distant tissue.

Answered Aug 2, 2013

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Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

A septoplasty is different from a septal perforation repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Answered Nov 4, 2014

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