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Does The Appearance Of The Nose Change After Septoplasty
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ask your doctor: This may be normal but you really should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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 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
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