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Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?

Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?

Helps with swelling: Sleeping with your head slightly elevated (on a couple of pillows) helps reduce the postoperative swelling after nasal surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

Septal surgery: Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no sense of smell/taste after deviated septum surgery/septoplasty?

Is it normal to have no sense of smell/taste after deviated septum surgery/septoplasty?

Temporarily yes: But this should not be a longnterm problem and if it persists may be indicative of problems with your olfactory apparatus. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to exhale smoke after a deviated septum surgery?

What for?: smoking impairs healing and it would be prudent to discontinue smoking in the preoperative and postoperative period ...Read more

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How soon can someone use a cpap after a deviated septum surgery?

How soon can someone use a cpap after a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty/cpap: if you have OSAS you should continue on CPAP even the night of surgery. ...Read more

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What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

There are a number: Every procedure has side effects and complications. You must understand these and discuss them with your doctor. Complications include perforated septum, worse breathing, and pain among other things. It can be very effective for the right patient. ...Read more

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Will i sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

Will i sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Improving your nasal breathing may improve your breathing at night and your sleeping. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

Usually not.: Unless you specifically request (and pay for) cosmetic changes to your nose, deviated septum surgery corrects the internal deformity of your septum. Severe septal injury can also involve externally-visible nasal deformity, and proper repair may involve more than septoplasty alone--this would be called septo-rhinoplasty, and is often considered reconstructive and not cosmetic in nature. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

Flying after surgery: That decision should be left up to your surgeon as your surgeon will be the one taking care of you if any problems develop from traveling. Aircraft are pressurized to the equivalent of being at 8000 feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Septoplasty (Definition)

Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose. See ...Read more