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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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Does deviated septum surgery change the appearance of your nose?

Does deviated septum surgery change the appearance of your nose?

May straighten nose : If the deviated septum is contributing to any crookedness in your nose, correcting this deviation will likely change your nose's appearance by making it look straighter. Otherwise, since the septum is on the inside of the nose, septoplasty surgery has little effect on the nose's appearance. ...Read more

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Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

Septal surgery: Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can having a deviated septum surgery change the shape of my nose?

Can having a deviated septum surgery change the shape of my nose?

Septal surgery: Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

You need the packing: The packing is important to prevent against nosebleeds, you don't want to be bleeding excessively after surgery. You want this to be a time for successful healing. ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum surgery straighten my nose?

Crooked nose: A deviated septum can contribute to the appearance of a crooked nose but correcting the septal deviation may not be enough to straighten your nose. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

Will my nose look different after having deviated septum surgery?

Usually not.: Unless you specifically request (and pay for) cosmetic changes to your nose, deviated septum surgery corrects the internal deformity of your septum. Severe septal injury can also involve externally-visible nasal deformity, and proper repair may involve more than septoplasty alone--this would be called septo-rhinoplasty, and is often considered reconstructive and not cosmetic in nature. ...Read more

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Does the shape of your nose change if you get deviated septum surgery?

Does the shape of your nose change if you get deviated septum surgery?

Possible: Regular septal surgery shouldn't change the shape if the surgery was done just to correct a deviation due to obstruction. Sometimes the nasal bones or the cartilages of the tip are modified, usually for cosmetic reasons along with fixing the deviated septum.This is called a septorhinoplasty. If too much cartilage is removed, the bridge can sag leading to a "saddle nose" not a good thing. ...Read more

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How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

How much can my nose change in appearance after deviated septum surgery?

Septal surgery: Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How long does it take for the nose to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery ?

How long does it take for the nose  to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery ?

Check with ENT : Each surgery is different. Your ENT or plastic surgeon can give you an idea of how long a/he believes you should be in pain, how long b4 you can resume normal level activity, and when you should see optimal results. (Typically 1 week until back to work, one month to resume all activity, one year until all swelling is resolved) -- but the best way to know is ask ur doc! ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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