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Does Deviated Septum Surgery Change Your Nose
May straighten nose : If the deviated septum is contributing to any crookedness in your nose, correcting this deviation will likely change your nose's appearance by making it look straighter. Otherwise, since the septum is on the inside of the nose, septoplasty surgery has little effect on the nose's appearance. ...Read more
Possible: Regular septal surgery shouldn't change the shape if the surgery was done just to correct a deviation due to obstruction. Sometimes the nasal bones or the cartilages of the tip are modified, usually for cosmetic reasons along with fixing the deviated septum. This is called a septorhinoplasty. If too much cartilage is removed, the bridge can sag leading to a "saddle nose" not a good thing. ...Read more
Crooked nose: A deviated septum can contribute to the appearance of a crooked nose but correcting the septal deviation may not be enough to straighten your nose. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Usually not.: Unless you specifically request (and pay for) cosmetic changes to your nose, deviated septum surgery corrects the internal deformity of your septum. Severe septal injury can also involve externally-visible nasal deformity, and proper repair may involve more than septoplasty alone--this would be called septo-rhinoplasty, and is often considered reconstructive and not cosmetic in nature. ...Read more
Check with ENT : Each surgery is different. Your ENT or plastic surgeon can give you an idea of how long a/he believes you should be in pain, how long b4 you can resume normal level activity, and when you should see optimal results. (Typically 1 week until back to work, one month to resume all activity, one year until all swelling is resolved) -- but the best way to know is ask ur doc! ...Read more
Septoplasty: No-just wipe. Please follow your surgeon's postop instructions. ...Read more
How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? It's been almost 3 wks & I have a small bump on the bridge of my nose. (Had rhino. 10 yrs ago
Swelling: Most swelling should resolve in 3-4 weeks. May take three months. Ask your surgeon about the bump. ...Read more
How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?
Possibly: Followup w/your surgeon As a general rule for my patients I say that 80% of swelling is gone after 2 weeks & 90% is gone after 2 months, but really more like 6 weeks. That being said-a bump on the bridge of the nose should not be from septal surgery. The septum is in the middle of your nose & surgery to the nasal dorsum/nasal bridge is more from rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. F/u w ur surgeon ...Read more
Deviated septum surgery how successful is it. Will the condition return? After surgery, I have nasal crusting
Very Successful: Deviated septum surgery is very successful to remove the blockage from the airway. There is a possibility of the septum not staying in place and having a recurrence. If you are having a lot of crusting after surgery, particularly if you are more than 6 weeks out from surgery, you should get in to see your surgeon again. The surgeon can also check to see if the septum is in the mid-line. ...Read more
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 more
Shortly: Your sense of smell should come back in a reasonable amount of time once the swelling in your nose has resolved. This should be between one and three months. It is extremely rare to have any permanent loss of your sense of smell. Discuss any issues with your surgeon if it persists beyond this time. Good luck to you, dr. Fred www.Cornerstoneplasticsurgery. Com. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 drained asap. If you are months out and still can't breathe, additional information is needed. Best to consult you surgeon for diagnosis and further treatment. If still unsatisfied, a second opinion may help. ...Read more
Septoplasty: Improving your nasal breathing may improve your breathing at night and you're sleeping. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
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