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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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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

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Do both rhinoplasty and septoplasty require patients to get stitches?

Do both rhinoplasty and septoplasty require patients to get stitches?

Not Necessarily: Both rhinoplasty and septoplasty can be done in an "open" or "closed" approach. In a "closed" approach, all incisions are made inside the nose and all the stitches will all be inside the nose. You will not get a scar on the outside. If this is an important concern for you, make sure you have a consultation with a surgeon who has a lot of experience doing the "closed" approach. ...Read more

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When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?

Yes.: Http://www. Facialplastics. Info/rhinoplasty.html it's very common for a person to undergo a rhinoplasty in conjunction with turbinate reduction or septoplasty surgery. There is no added risk of performing the surgeries together, though recovery time may be extended slightly before a patient can see and feel optimal results. ...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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Will I ever get rid of this cough? After now taking new medicine? Its been a month. My endoscopic &septoplasty surgery is may 27.

Will I ever get rid of this cough? After now taking new medicine? Its been a month. My endoscopic &septoplasty surgery is may 27.

Discouraging: You should not undergo then surgery until the cough is gone. That is unless for some strange reason the couh is related to the sinuses and septum. Your ENT doc should advise you on this. ...Read more

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I just had a septoplasty yesterday and now my nose is extremely clogged by mucus. Can I do/get anything to improve my condition?

I just had a septoplasty yesterday and now my nose is extremely clogged by mucus. Can I do/get anything to improve my condition?

Talk to your surgeon: After any operation, if you have any concern related to that surgery, you should seek advice from them. This is because each surgeon has a particular way they like to manage post-operative issues and they are also the most familiar with the details of your history and surgery. ...Read more

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My brother is Having a hard time peeing after a septoplasty. Is this normal? He does get the urge to pee when he tries it comes out little by little.

Be checked now...: Nasal septoplasty itself should not induce voiding difficulty, but general anesthesia + IV infusion may unintentionally & inadvertently overstretch the bladder leading to bladder muscle dysfunction. So, go to be checked so to assure not developing pending urinary retention as soon as possible; do not try to wait it out. ...Read more

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I have septum deviation and headache and facial ache, I feel like no energy and I quickly get tired, septoplasty can resolve the problem or what else?

I have septum deviation and headache and facial ache, I feel like no energy and I quickly get tired, septoplasty can resolve the problem or what else?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty can help address breathing problems associated with a deviated septum of the nose. It can also help with sleeping problems and sometimes snoring. For chronic sinus problems and headaches, you may need a medication regimen. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

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I had septoplasty 3weeks ago bcs my left nostril had block I breathe good after surgry but now prob is same I not get satisfy ans from doc please advice.

I had septoplasty 3weeks ago bcs my left nostril had block I breathe good after surgry but now prob is same I not get satisfy ans from doc please advice.

Nasal congestion: Post op congestion can be related to nasal dryness and crusting, turbinate swelling or persistent septal deviation if you accidentally bumped your nose. Use some saline spray and drink more fluids, plan on a revisit with your surgeon in 1 month if your symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery, but I still get alternate nostril block entire day and night and the intensity of blockage keeps varying. What should I do?

I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery, but I still get alternate nostril block entire day and night and the intensity of blockage keeps varying. What should I do?

Evaluate allergies: It is quite normal for blockage to vary during the day due to the autonomic nervous system and change in vascular congestion from one side to the other. However for this to cause complete blockage following surgery requires a more thorough evaluation of your possible allergies as well as decongestants and steroid nasal sprays. Discuss with allergist or ent. W. ...Read more

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If I need a septoplasty for a deviated septum, can I get a nose job at the same time?

Septoplasty: You can absolutely have a septoplasty and rhinoplasty performed at the same time - in fact it is very common. Make sure that your surgeon is well qualified to do both procedures because there are some who are great at one or the other, and some that are great at both. Doesn't hurt to get more than one opinion when considering rhinoplasty. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I get treated for IV antibiotic/steroid? I think I'm an extreme case bcause of not having a spleen. Please help? I had a septoplasty/turbinectomy back in june of 2011. I had blood crusting for 2 months after surgery. I started having problems

How can I get treated for IV antibiotic/steroid? I think I'm an extreme case bcause of not having a spleen. Please help? I had a septoplasty/turbinectomy back in june of 2011. I had blood crusting for 2 months after surgery. I started having problems

I: I understand your concerns, and I am sorry you have had to go through such a lengthy illness. Patients without spleens are at risk for worsening infections. Patients who are asplenic are usually advised to get Pneumovax and other immunizations so your doctor has probably advised that in the past. If your symptoms are worsening, then it would be reasonable to discuss your treatment again with your doctor. The medications you are on sound appropriate, and it is good that you are on nasal steroids as well. I hope your symptoms improve soon. ...Read more

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Can a septoplasty cure snoring? I'm weighing the pros and cons of getting a septoplasty. My doctor wants me to get one, but I don't usually have that much trouble breathing. But I do snore quite loudly. If septoplasty could help, that would be a huge pro

Can a septoplasty cure snoring? I'm weighing the pros and cons of getting a septoplasty. My doctor wants me to get one, but I don't usually have that much trouble breathing. But I do snore quite loudly. If septoplasty could help, that would be a huge pro

Snoring and septum: Which doctor, your pcp or ent, is recommending? In most studies septoplasty does nothing to cure snoring. Septoplasty "staightens" the wall between the two nasal passages to make airflow more smooth, but turbulent airflow it corrects is a minor source of snoring. It does nothing to stop the rumbling of the soft tissues of the palate and tongue--the most significant sources of snoring. ...Read more

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Can I have a septoplasty and tonsillectomy done together? I've been putting off getting a septoplasty, but I've been having more trouble breathing lately, so I guess it's time. Also, my doctor now says I have enlarged tonsils and should get them taken out

Can I have a septoplasty and tonsillectomy done together? I've been putting off getting a septoplasty, but I've been having more trouble breathing lately, so I guess it's time. Also, my doctor now says I have enlarged tonsils and should get them taken out

Both: Both surgeries can safely be performed together. The obvious advantages are one operation instead of two, with associated decreased total cost (indirect or direct), and less missed total time off from work/school. The disadvantage will more likely be seen if you require nasal packing, are forced to mouth breath only, thereby increasing throat dryness and local discomfort. For patients who are claustrophobic or have difficulty with forced mouth breathing this can be a harder recovery. Clearly, the pain experience will be dictated by the tonsillectomyand likely take about two weeks to abate. ...Read more

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Can I still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat? 3 days ago my throat started to hurt. Hurts when I swallow. Surgery is on tuesday.

Can I still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat? 3 days ago my throat started to hurt. Hurts when I swallow. Surgery is on tuesday.

Better to defer: It is probably better to defer surgery until you have recovered from your illness. A sore throat can make recovery from surgery more difficult and painful not to mention that your lungs may not be in optimal condition to tolerate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What amount would septoplasty cost?

Varies: Varies with insurance coverage, geographic region, in office or surgery center, general or local anesthesia. surgeon.
See ENT doc for this procedure.
Cheapest not necessarily best. ...Read more

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Is there a test done for a septoplasty?

Exam, imaging: Exam plus xrays or CT scan.
See ENT doc for this procedure. ...Read more

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Can anyone have perfomed a septoplasty?

Mostly: Mostly. Limitations would be age (wait until growth complete) and general health.
See ENT doc for septoplasty. ...Read more