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What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

Better breathing: Deviated septum surgery is done to improve nasal airway by straightening the bone and cartilage. Long term problems are rare. Sometimes there can be some bleeding early on. There are rare problems such as a perforation in the septum or infection. ...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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Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?

Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?

Helps with swelling: Sleeping with your head slightly elevated (on a couple of pillows) helps reduce the postoperative swelling after nasal surgery. ...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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How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?

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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How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

Flying after surgery: That decision should be left up to your surgeon as your surgeon will be the one taking care of you if any problems develop from traveling. Aircraft are pressurized to the equivalent of being at 8000 feet. ...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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How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?

How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?

Possibly: Followup w/your surgeon As a general rule for my patients I say that 80% of swelling is gone after 2 weeks & 90% is gone after 2 months, but really more like 6 weeks. That being said-a bump on the bridge of the nose should not be from septal surgery. The septum is in the middle of your nose & surgery to the nasal dorsum/nasal bridge is more from rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. F/u w ur surgeon ...Read more

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What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

There are a number: Every procedure has side effects and complications. You must understand these and discuss them with your doctor. Complications include perforated septum, worse breathing, and pain among other things. It can be very effective for the right patient. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have had this green, sticky, and smelly snot for almost a year now. I had a deviated septum surgery years back, any idea as to the problem?

I have had this green, sticky, and smelly snot for almost a year now. I had a deviated septum surgery years back, any idea as to the problem?

Sinusitis?: You still may have difficulties with the sinuses that is contributing to the green smelly snot. This will likely require further evaluation and possible treatment. ...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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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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...Read more