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I want to have surgery (septoplasty) for my deviated septum, crooked nose. What is usually involved in the process?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a septoplasty only straighten a deviated septum or does it also straighten a crooked/hooked nose?
Broke nose month and half ago, dr's said my nose looked fine and wasnt crooked. Now im having post nasal drip, does this mean I have a deviated septum?
Not necessarily: It is possible to have internal nasal damage without any visible external damage after nasal trauma. If you are still having new onset nasal symptoms 6 weeks after nasal trauma, it is reasonable to see an otolaryngologist to assess the status of the nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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