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Deviated septum (septoplasty), what to do?

Deviated septum (septoplasty), what to do?

Septoplasty: If you are noticing nasal blockage, you could consider a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This could relieve the obstruction from the deviated septum. ...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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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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I just had a septoplasty to correct my severely deviated septum, and how long does it take to heal?

I just had a septoplasty to correct my severely deviated septum, and how long does it take to heal?

Septoplasty: You should follow your surgeon's postop instructions. You may have a little swelling in your nose that last several weeks. ...Read more

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

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 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