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Does deviated septum surgery change the appearance of your nose?

Does deviated septum surgery change the appearance of 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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

Septal surgery: Yes. The shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can having a deviated septum surgery change the shape of my nose?

Can having a deviated septum surgery change the shape of my nose?

Septal surgery: Yes. The shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Does the shape of your nose change if you get deviated septum surgery?

Does the shape of your nose change if you get deviated septum surgery?

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

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How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

Septal surgery: Yes. The shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum surgery straighten my nose?

Can a deviated septum surgery straighten my nose?

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

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Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

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

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How long does it take for the nose to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery?

How long does it take for the nose to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery?

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

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Can i lightly blow my nose 24 hours after a deviated septum surgery?

Can i lightly blow my nose 24 hours after a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: No-just wipe. Please follow your surgeon's postop instructions. ...Read more

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Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

You need the packing: The packing is important to prevent against nosebleeds, you don't want to be bleeding excessively after surgery. You want this to be a time for successful healing. ...Read more

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Does deviated septum surgery counts as nose job?

Does deviated septum surgery counts as nose job?

Yes: Septal surgery is straightening the inside of the nose. Changing the outside of the nose is called rhinoplasty. The procedures can be done together. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

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

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How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Recovery from septoplasty takes several weeks. There may be some persistent swelling in the nose. But most patients experience improvement in their breathing after surgery. ...Read more

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When will my sense of smell come back after having deviated septum surgery?

When will my sense of smell come back after having deviated septum surgery?

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

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Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

Is talking affected by a deviated septum surgery?

It can: A deviated septum can cause nasal airway obstruction which may change the tone and pitch of your voice. ...Read more

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Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

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

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What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

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

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How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

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

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What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

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

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What can you do to schedule a deviated septum surgery?

Start with....: A consultation with an ENT surgeon. Once you're happy with your selection of surgeon, call their office and speak with their surgery scheduler. ...Read more

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What are the risks of deviated septum surgery?

Risks of septoplasty: With any procedure there is the risk of bleeding or infection. With septal surgery, risks include septal perforation, saddle nose deformity, CSF leak and even the need for revision surgery. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Of course: Any blockage of nasal passages can lead to more mouth breathing, dry mouth and bad breath so a deviated septum and similar can cause such as well. Septoplasty is the appropriate procedure to improve breathing and bad breath. ...Read more

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Will I sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

Will I sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

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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Is it safe to smoke after having a deviated septum surgery?

Is it safe to smoke after having a deviated septum surgery?

Smoking never "safe": Smoking has so many health risks including the way in which it adversly affects healing, so you will never get a doctor to tell you it's safe to smoke. Check with your local hospital or health care provider about smoking cessation classes. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have deviated septum surgery at age 21?

Septoplasty: If you have a deviated septum and nasal obstruction, a septoplasty is a good idea. Your age does not matter as long as you have stopped growing. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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