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Please let me know who do doctors recommend to get a septoplasty after you are done growing?

Please let me know who do doctors recommend to get a septoplasty after you are done growing?

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

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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 there an age requirement to get a septoplasty?

Yes: usually septorhinoplasty is not done until at least age 14 depending on the patient's physical maturity. ...Read more

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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of septoplasty?

Reshape the septum: "plasty" means to change, as in the shape. Septoplasty is a surgery where the nasal septum is reshaped to improve the nasal airway anatomy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Healing septoplast: You should keep your head elevated as much as possible. Avoid blowing your nose. You may use saline nasal spray for cleaning and time will do the rest. Should take you a couple of weeks to return to normal. Best to you. ...Read more

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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

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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 ?

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 ?

About 2 weeks: A successful septoplasty after a pack or splint removal should result in a noticeable improvement in breathing. If the nasal airway is not improved in 2 to 3 weeks after pack removal, see your ENT surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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'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 more

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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

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 more

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Just had a septoplasty - will i ever get to play soccer again?

Yes: Typically after a septoplasty, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for 10-14 days, after which normal activities can be resumed. ...Read more