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Deviated Septum Surgery
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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