I had septoplasty and turbinate reduction 4 weeks ago. I have congestion still at the base of my nose. The only relief I get is with a strip or if I do the cottle man.. Mr nostrils cave in when I breathe should I seek an opinion of a plastic surgeon for nasal valve collapse
Nasal Valve Collapse After Septoplasty?
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Nasal valve collapse
after a rhnoplasty nasal valve collapse can occur. typically this will require a cartilage graft from the septum or the ear
Difficulty breathing after septoplasty
I would see the surgeon that did your surgery for an evaluation. It is unusual for a septoplasty and turbinate reduction would cause nasal valve collapse. You may have pesistent swelling producing your symptoms. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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