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Is nasal septum repair what I need if doc says I have deviated septum?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, unless the external nose is also deviated.
Then you might also need rhinoplasty with septoplasty to maximize your result.

In brief: Yes

Yes, unless the external nose is also deviated.
Then you might also need rhinoplasty with septoplasty to maximize your result.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Maybe

Very few people have a perfectly straight septum (partition that divides the nose into left and right cavities).
The critical question that must be answered by the patient, not the doctor, is the deviation causing an obstruction that results in severe breathing difficulty that alters your quality of life. If yes, then i would strongly advise a septoplasty (repair of the septal deformity).

In brief: Maybe

Very few people have a perfectly straight septum (partition that divides the nose into left and right cavities).
The critical question that must be answered by the patient, not the doctor, is the deviation causing an obstruction that results in severe breathing difficulty that alters your quality of life. If yes, then i would strongly advise a septoplasty (repair of the septal deformity).
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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