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Do You Get Intubated For A Septoplasty
ENT/Plastic Surgeon: If you just want to breathe and have no cosmetic concerns, then go to an ent. If you want the outside of the nose changed, then see a facial plastic surgeon. There are websites for both groups to help you find a physician. ...Read more
Will a septoplasty be noticeable to others? Will other people be able to recognize I have had something done if i get a septoplasty?
Last week i did the septoplasty and turbinate reduction , what do you recommend for me to do, to get healed quiclky, did the air conditioner affect me?
What are possible complications from septoplasty? I'm about to schedule a septoplasty. My surgeon keeps saying complications are rare. I get that, but i'd just like to be prepared in case i'm one of the rare ones.
Risks : Risks include but are not limited to anaesthetic related complications, bleeding, septal perforation, over-resection that can lead to saddle deformity (loss of dorsal support), synechia formation (internal scar bands), rarely alteration in smell acuity, and temporary numbness and tingling in the upper central dentition. ...Read more
Done septoplasty week ago. Right nose still blocked and still breathing problem? Am i doing hurry to get well? How long it take time to heal ?
I've heard septoplasty can cause horrible headaches. Is that true? Will they be worse than the headaches i already get from not being able to breathe? I've read some comments from people who got them that suggest they were much worse. How long would they
I : I do think some people can get a headache from the procedure. Septoplasty can be uncomfortable, but the discomfort does resolve. I would be careful that your headaches may be from something else rather than the problems breathing. That would be a rare cause of headache. A risk of surgery would be that the breathing gets better, but the headache remains. There is a controversial diagnosis called "contact headache" that is thought to be from contact between the septum and the turbinates, deep in the nose. This can be diagnosed by numbing that area during the headache--if the pain resolves with the placement of lidocaine, you may do well with the surgery to separate the contact point. As surgeons, we should remember that there is a risk that "surgery for pain causes pain.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will recovery time be longer if I have septoplasty and rhinoplasty together? I don't absolutely need the rhinoplasty, but as long as i need the septoplasty i wanted to get it done. But i can't justify taking too much extra time off work if the recovery wi
Rhinoplasty: having a rhinoplasty is a big decision. Your nose is on your face and the changes will be seen by you daily. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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