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i want to have surgery (septoplasty) for my deviated septum, crooked nose. what is usually involved in the process?

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Deviated septum: Deviated septum is corrected by septoplasty. Under general anesthesia the crooked part of the septum is removed. However it does not fix the crooked appearance of the nose. That would involve a nose job (rhinoplasty). That is also done under anesthesia and can be done at the same time as septoplasty.
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Surgery: The septum is separated from the nasal lining and part of it is removed to create more space in the nose. The curvature of the septum is corrected with sutures or cartilage scraping or with cartilage grafts. After surgery, the nose is usually packed for 24 hrs.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Septorhinoplasty: Septoplasty is performed commonly in the context of rhinoplasty. Because your nose is crooked, you may require osteotomies or a cutting of the bones to reposition them. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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Last updated Jun 2, 2016

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