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.
Septal surgery. Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Should not. A deviated septum involves bending of the cartilage inside the nose. In the vast majority of cases, repair of a deviated septum should not have any effect on the external appearance of the nose. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.

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

Shouldn't change. If the operation is limited to the septum the appearance of your nose should not change. In some cases the very tip of the nose may move just a little. In some cases a rhinoplasty is done at the same time with the intent of changing the appearance of the nose. Read more...
Septal surgery. Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

Will deviated septum surgery change the shape of the nose?

Depends. If your deviated septum has enough bending and twisting it will cause your nose to be crooked. When you straighten the septum it will straighten the nose if your nose is straight and you do a deviated septum surgery you nose will stay the same. Read more...
No, but. Surgery for a deviated septum is primarily designed to improve breathing; occasionally, it is indicated for treatment of nose bleeds or is done in association with sinus surgery. However, the top of the septum contributes to the appearance of the lower part of the nose, and often this is adjusted during rhinoplasty. However, this is not part of the standard operation for a deviated septum. Read more...
Septal surgery. Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

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

Sometimes it can. Though not common, sometimes the shape of the nose can change after septum surgery, (depending upon the extent of the septal surgery). Read more...
Septal surgery. Yes. the shape of the nose can change after septoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

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...
Deviated septum. A deviated septum can affect the appearance of the nose and cause a crooked nose, as well as nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

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...

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...
Deviated septum. A deviated septum can affect the appearance of the nose and cause a crooked nose, as well as nasal obstruction. These may change with surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

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...
Septoplasty. Recovery from septoplasty takes several weeks. there may be some persistent swelling in the nose. If your symptoms continue, have your surgeon examine your nose. Read more...

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...
New Tricks. Yes. I believe your ENT may have a surprise or two about the advancements in this surgical field. Read more...
No. The packing is done for bleeding and infection management. Rec.: talk to your surgeon for educational information and concerns. Good luck. Read more...