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Why is my Septum Deviating in the Opposite Direction After Septoplasty?

I had septo-rhinoplasty done 2 weeks ago and from the moment I woke up I could breathe out of one side of my nose and not the other. The side I was able to breath out of was the side that I couldn't breathe out of before. It looks like my septum is now deviated in the opposite direction? What went wrong?

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Why is my Septum Deviating in the Opposite Direction After Septoplasty?

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Hi,

The cartilagenous septum has "memory'. Its possible that the septal cartilage deviated to the other side because of the this.

Best,

Dr.S.

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