How Old is to Old for Septoplasty. I Am 60. Have Had It Done in my 20's, And Need it Again?
- Asked by bonnie in Indiana
- 1 year ago
Dr wants me to have Septoplasy done. I have had deviated septum for over forty years. I have nosebleeds now for the last 3-4 years for which I go once a year to have silver nitrate cauterization and it seems to help for another year. Is it really nessesary to go through surgery for this. I have stuffy nose alot of the time and some sinus issues. I have had a small nasal polp for years. I have a terrible time with being allergic to alot of medications. I am really nervous . Thank you
Too old to breathe well
Arent you tired of the nosebleeds and the other things that go along with blocked breathing. Some studies have related hear problems to blocked breathing.You will feel like 4o if you can breathe again.
Septoplasty and your age is not a factor
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Septoplasty and Age?
Thank you for the question.
Your age is not a contraindication to septoplasty surgery. Assuming you are in good medical and psychological health, the operation may be very beneficial. Make sure you are “working with” well experienced board certified surgeons.
Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/
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