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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?

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?

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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Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

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

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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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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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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 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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How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: most people need a week off to recover. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist and discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons. What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons.  What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

Deviated septum: A deviated 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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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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