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Is it safe to smoke after septum surgery?

Is it safe to smoke after septum surgery?

No: Question how much did smoking contribut to the need for the surgery you had. Think about this post op could be a great opportunity to stop smoking. ...Read more

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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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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 possible to exhale smoke after a deviated septum surgery?

Is it possible to exhale smoke after a deviated septum surgery?

What for?: smoking impairs healing and it would be prudent to discontinue smoking in the preoperative and postoperative period ...Read more

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How does getting a septum surgery treat sinusitis?

How does getting a septum surgery treat sinusitis?

Improves drainage: A severely deviated septum can block the narrow outflow tracts of the sinuses into the nose. By straightening the septum this blockage can be alleviated. Often additional work is done to widen the drainage openings either with endoscopic instruments or using a balloon to dilate them. This is called fess for functional endoscopic sinus surgery. It's rare that a septoplasty alone will fix problem. ...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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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 to drained asap. If you are months out and still can't breath, 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 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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What are the side effects of nasal septum surgery?

What are the side effects of nasal septum surgery?

Better breathing: The best and most desirable side effect of nasal septum surgery is an improved ability to breath. That's the goal. Secondarily, your nose will have a straighter appearance. On the negative side. You can have no improvement in your airway, an persistent runny nose from poorly performed turbinate surgery or even a hole in your septum. These things shoud be rare in the hands of a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have nasal septum surgery tommorow, what happens during surgery?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty procedures differ for each patient, based on the problems and the anatomy. However, there are a few general concepts. The thin membranes covering the septum are raised off of cartilage and bone. Some of the cartilage is presenved for support, while other areas of crooked bone and cartilage are removed. The membranes are then sewn back in place. ...Read more

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