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Does the appearance of the nose change after septoplasty?

Does the appearance of the nose change after septoplasty?

Not usually: A well-done septoplasty operation will not usually change the appearance of the nose. Rarely, there could be some collapse of the nose if there was damage or loss of cartilage. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Does Septoplasty surgery affect the nose appearance?

Does Septoplasty surgery affect the nose appearance?

Not usually: Not usually. If leading edge of septum altered, may alter appearance somewhat.
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Could septoplasty change shape of nose on the outside?

Could septoplasty change shape of nose on the outside?

Not usually: The septoplasty can straighten a nose if it is corrected. Also if the septum is removed and the support lost the nose my sink in. This is seen in old boxers and called a saddle nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible for septoplasty to change the shape of the nose?

Is it possible for septoplasty to change the shape of the nose?

Unlikely: It would be very unusual for conventional septoplasty performed for blockage of breathing to result in a change in the appearance of the nose. However, in some cases, septoplasty alone may not relieve the blockage and cosmetic changes may be required in order to improve the nasal breathing. This is called "septorhinoplasty" or commonly a "nosejob". ...Read more

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Had septoplasty, turbinate and sinus surgery. Its swelling n nose shape seem changed. Had stiches and septum bone was replced with other. Worried?

Had septoplasty, turbinate and sinus surgery. Its swelling n nose shape seem changed. Had stiches and septum bone was replced with other. Worried?

Nasal surgery: Hello, after nasal surgery, it is common to see swelling. Depending on the exact procedure, extent of resection, intraoperative findings and extent of closure, the post op expectations will vary. It's best to check with your surgeon for advise, instructions and treatment. ...Read more

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Had a septoplasty 5 weeks agon- my right nostril which had limited airflow. Feel no change. Its also dry and less senaitive, feel no tickle. Thoughts?

Had a septoplasty 5 weeks agon- my right nostril which had limited airflow. Feel no change. Its also dry and less senaitive, feel no tickle. Thoughts?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon. Sometimes, patients of mine who have had septoplasty try to see if there nose is clear by sniffing. They generate such high pressures sniffing in that they close their nostrils shut. Take a slow breath through your nose and if it's still blocked there may still be a deviation high or your turbinates might be blocking. Ask your surgeon and consider other opinion. ...Read more

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How clean nose after septoplasty?

How clean nose after septoplasty?

Depends: Depends if you mean immediately after, or in the weeks following. Usually nose is packed immediately. So nothing to do except keep outside clean with q-tips and saline. Ask your ENT surgeon for specific instructions in your case. Depends on many factors. ...Read more

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What should I have maybe nose septoplasty?

What should I have maybe nose septoplasty?

Deviated septum?: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. 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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What happens if a septoplasty fails? What damage can this cause my nose?

What happens if a septoplasty fails? What damage can this cause my nose?

Should be OK: If the septoplasty is performed without complications such as a hematoma or fistula, there should be little if any consequences to the procedure other than diminished nasal airway obstruction and improved airflow. ...Read more

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Ever since my septoplasty my nose has been dry and flakey on the outside. What can I do?

Moisturize: I doubt the dryness on the outside is directly related to what is going on inside your nose. Applying a good moisturizer several times a day will likely be of benefit. ...Read more

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About half of my INTs were removed during a sx I had 3 years ago for septoplasty. Am I at risk for worsening of dryness and Empty Nose Syndrome?

About half of my INTs were removed during a sx I had 3 years ago for septoplasty. Am I at risk for worsening of dryness and Empty Nose Syndrome?

Doubtful: That problem would likely have presented itself already, if you are 3 years out from surgery. If there's some dryness then you have to moisturize with nasal saline mist or gel. There are other products like GeloNasal that can help you. You usually need to have a lot more tissue removed to have empty nose syndrome. See your ENT for help for more help. ...Read more

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Can u fix a droopy nose with septoplasty?

Can u fix a droopy nose with septoplasty?

No: No, you will need a rhinoplasty to correct external nasal shape. A septoplasty is usually performed to correct the midline vertical separation between the two sides of the nose which can be twisted or misshapen. See your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay that my nose is running constantly after a septoplasty surgery?

Is it okay that my nose is running constantly after a septoplasty surgery?

Ask your doctor: This may be normal but you really should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could septoplasty swelling make nose look crooked?

Could septoplasty swelling make nose look crooked?

Septoplasty swelling: Could make your nose look different but once the swelling goes down, you nose should be what it was prior to your procedure. If your nose is truly crooked after a septoplasty, you should be discussing this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Septoplasty post op 11 days nose feels very stiff and dry what can I do?

Septoplasty post op 11 days nose feels very stiff and dry what can I do?

Mositurize: You can flush with saline spray and use a basic lubricant like vaseline to maintain your nasal moisture as you recover and heal. Your symptoms are normal and expected. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

Painful Scabs: To prevent scabs from forming which slow down the healing process, try using aquaphor ointment 2-4 times a day on the septoplasty. ...Read more

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I have tourette's and it's very hard to not move my nose at all or not sniffle. Would this ruin the septoplasty results?

I have tourette's and it's very hard to not move my nose at all or not sniffle. Would this ruin the septoplasty results?

Probably not: After a septoplasty, most doctors either splint the nose or use sutures to hold the flaps of the septum together post-operatively. Therefore, occasional sniffing or rubbing is unlikely to affect the 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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Had septoplasty one week ago. Nose is stopped-up. Waking up gasping for air at night. Am I gasping for air just because of the stopped-up nose?

Had septoplasty one week ago. Nose is stopped-up. Waking up gasping for air at night. Am I gasping for air just because of the stopped-up nose?

Airway management: Best to discuss with your ent. Any history of sleep apnea. Likely you were evaluated for this condition. On idea in the short term is to sleep in a lounge chair as opposed to lying flat on the bed. Contact your surgeon regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty 2 weeks ago, hit my nose today at the top, not really hard, it hurt only a min and there's a small bump come up, not painful, worried.

See your doctor: See your treating doctor for a look at the septal surgery site to see if any shift or damage of the septal position might have occurred. This is just smart precaution, particularly considering that swelling typically results from such a blow, which may not have damaged your repair. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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