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How to deal with septoplasty rhinoplasty recovery and pain?

How to deal with septoplasty rhinoplasty recovery and pain?

Pain medications: The first couple of days post op are typically the worst. In this period prescription pain medications may be needed to control the pain. Your surgeon will be able to tell you the appropriate dose. The level of discomfort should improve steadily each day. 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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What is the recovery time after a septoplasty/rhinoplasty?

What is the recovery time after a septoplasty/rhinoplasty?

Better in a week: You will be better in a week when your packing is out and splints removed. It can take up to several months before you swelling will decrease and you will realize you result. Read more

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Will recovery time be longer if I have septoplasty and rhinoplasty together? I don't absolutely need the rhinoplasty, but as long as I need the septoplasty I wanted to get it done. But I can't justify taking too much extra time off work if the recovery wi

Will recovery time be longer if I have septoplasty and rhinoplasty together? I don't absolutely need the rhinoplasty, but as long as I need the septoplasty I wanted to get it done. But I can't justify taking too much extra time off work if the recovery wi

Rhinoplasty: Having a rhinoplasty is a big decision. Your nose is on your face and the changes will be seen by you daily. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more

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Can you do septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time?

Can you do septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time?

Yes: Yes it is common to do septoplasty with rhinoplasty. Then you can improve both the appearance and function of the nose. Read more

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Can there be any similarity in septoplasty and rhinoplasty?

Can there be any similarity in septoplasty and rhinoplasty?

different surgery: Septoplasty relates to the cartilage wall between the nostrils and generally is performed to straighten a deviation. Rhinoplasty is a broader term which refers to surgery of the nose for various reasons whether they be functional or cosmetic. Rhinoplasty often includes a septoplasty, but not all septoplaties these require a rhinoplasty. Read more

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What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head Read more

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Is it weird that neither of my rhinoplasty and septoplasty operations hurt very much?

Pain after rhino: In general, septoplasty and rhinoplasty are not painful operations. There is discomfort from not being able to breathe well through your nose in the early post-operative period, and having tape and a cast on your nose, but the pain is usually less than most patients anticipate. Of course, depending on the complexity and extensiveness of an operation this can vary. Read more

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Ok, so they doctors told me I need a septoplasty and rhinoplasty... What should I expect? Is it gonna be an open procedure or closed?

Ok, so they doctors told me I need a septoplasty and rhinoplasty... What should I expect? Is it gonna be an open procedure or closed?

Rhino approaches: The choice of approach will come down largely to surgeon preference, and this is definitely something to discuss with your surgeon prior to proceeding with surgery. Read more

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How is a septoplasty different from a rhinoplasty? It sounds to me like a septoplasty is very similar to a rhinoplasty. What is the difference? .

The: The septum is the structure consisting of bone and cartilage that divides the nose into two nostrils. A septoplasty is surgery limited to this structure and is usually done to improve nasal breathing. A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which will improve the external appearance of the nose. Many times both procedures are done in the same operation. Read more

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Septoplasty & rhinoplasty under local anesthesia. Is this safe?

Septoplasty & rhinoplasty under local anesthesia. Is this safe?

You could but why?: I see from your history you have anxiety. Are you really going to want to sit there with someone making incisions, resecting cartilage, making delicate and time consuming changes to the shape of your nose, suctioning blood all while you cannot touch your face or risk infecting your wound? Most surgeons do it under general. It's your surgeon and your call, but most patients would say "no". Read more

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Do both rhinoplasty and septoplasty require patients to get stitches?

Not Necessarily: Both rhinoplasty and septoplasty can be done in an "open" or "closed" approach. In a "closed" approach, all incisions are made inside the nose and all the stitches will all be inside the nose. You will not get a scar on the outside. If this is an important concern for you, make sure you have a consultation with a surgeon who has a lot of experience doing the "closed" approach. Read more

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When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?

Yes.: Http://www. Facialplastics. Info/rhinoplasty.html it's very common for a person to undergo a rhinoplasty in conjunction with turbinate reduction or septoplasty surgery. There is no added risk of performing the surgeries together, though recovery time may be extended slightly before a patient can see and feel optimal results. Read more

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Is it commonplace for a rhinoplasty to be done as a necessity during a septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Vice versa is common: While rhinoplasty is not a "necessity" during septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery, sometimes septoplasty is a necessity during rhinoplasty. Read more

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My ENT told me my septoplasty and rhinoplasty could be done in one hour under local anestesia. Is that even possible?

My ENT told me my septoplasty and rhinoplasty could be done in one hour under local anestesia. Is that even possible?

Nasal Surgery: Dear matthew1:
it is possible to do simple septal and nasal work in less than 1 hour. Local/mac or "twilight" anesthesia may be used for nasal surgery. The advantage or disadvantages of anesthesia should be discussed with your surgeon. Read more

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I had a septoplasty/rhinoplasty two months ago with a cartilage graft at the tip. The tip is painfully swollen and I haveblister like things in my nostrils. What should I do?

Rhinoplasty: You need to have your surgeon evaluate your nose. It is possible there is an infected area- maybe a stitch, maybe a hair follicle. This can be determined only by physical examination. Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more