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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are splints in your nose. It is not terribly painful in the postoperative period. ...Read more
Helps the congestion: The nasal septum is the divider between the nostrils. No one is perfect, but some folks' bony septums can be significantly deviated from the midline (from birth or injury) adding to congestion from viruses or allergies. Correcting this deviation will alleviate this obstruction to a greater or lesser extent, help any sleep apnea, but the sneezing, itching, and running will still occur. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose. As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum. ...Read more
Septal surgery: Hello. Yes, following a septal surgery it is common and expected to develop a headache. When i perform this procedure, i place splints inside the nose on both sides to support the operated septum in the midline position. After the splints are removed, the pain decreases significantly. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more
No and yes: No; surgical correction of a deviated septum has no effect on nasal allergies.Whatever you are allergic to before, you are after surgery.You may be less affected, because you can breathe better, but allergies will persist. The presence of nasal allergies does increase the risk of recurrent sinus disease and may lead someone to consider surgery that would not otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: If you put your finger on the top of the nose about half way between the eyes and the tip you are feeling the upper part of the nasal septum. Septoplasty surgery usually involves working on the middle and/or lower part of the septum (far away from the part of the nose you are touching). The goal is to open up the airway without disturbing the structural support or changing the shape of the nose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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