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Doctor insights on: Before And After Deviated Septum Surgery

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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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Septoplasty (Definition)

Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose. See ...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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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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How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?

How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?

Possibly: followup w/your surgeon As a general rule for my patients I say that 80% of swelling is gone after 2 weeks & 90% is gone after 2 months, but really more like 6 weeks. That being said-a bump on the bridge of the nose should not be from septal surgery. The septum is in the middle of your nose & surgery to the nasal dorsum/nasal bridge is more from rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. f/u w ur surgeon ...Read more

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Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Short and effective: Septoplasty is an effective operation for improving the breathing in people who have a crooked septum (the wall which divides the nose in half). It can be combined with other procedures like turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, or sinus surgery depending on other problems. It is usually performed as an outpatient. Recovery is typically mild for my patients as I do not use nasal packing postoperatively. ...Read more

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Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Deviated septum: A deviates septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be corrected through septoplasty and brought back to the midline by techniques to remove deviated cartilage. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

3 weeks: Since septum-only surgery is inside the nose, the mucous membranes heal quickly, and without bruising or outward sign of surgery. But you may have packs for a few days, internal splints for 2-3 weeks, and cannot blow your nose or exert yourself for at least 3 weeks, so that is what i would plan as far as "return to normal." but you could be back to non-strenuous job in a couple of days! ...Read more

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What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

Swelling?: Treatment depends on timing. Swelling is common after septoplasty and this improves with time. A hematoma, collection of blood in the septum, is usually associated with pain, and needs to to drained asap. If you are months out and still can't breath, additional information is needed. Best to consult you surgeon for diagnosis and further treatment. If still unsatisfied, a second opinion may help. ...Read more

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What can you do to schedule a deviated septum surgery?

Start with....: A consultation with an ENT surgeon. Once you're happy with your selection of surgeon, call their office and speak with their surgery scheduler. ...Read more

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How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Recovery from septoplasty takes several weeks. there may be some persistent swelling in the nose. But most patients experience improvement in their breathing after surgery. ...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 long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: most people need a week off to recover. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist and discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons. What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons.  What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

It can: A deviated septum can cause nasal airway obstruction which may change the tone and pitch of your voice. ...Read more

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What are the risks of deviated septum surgery?

Risks of septoplasty: with any procedure there is the risk of bleeding or infection. With septal surgery, risks include septal perforation, saddle nose deformity, CSF leak and even the need for revision surgery. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

Better breathing: Deviated septum surgery is done to improve nasal airway by straightening the bone and cartilage. Long term problems are rare. Sometimes there can be some bleeding early on. There are rare problems such as a perforation in the septum or infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...Read more