Is there a way to move my deviated nasal septum with fingers or object temporarily?

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Moving a deviated septum

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Nonsurgical techniques are used to change the appearance of the outside portion of the nose via procedures such is laser resurfacing for the treatment of nasal enlargement associated with rosacea and soft tissue injectable fillers.  whose this position can

Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Septoplasty to straighten a deviated septum

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The only way to safely and permanently straighten a deviated septum is surgically with a septoplasty.  Other methods of moving or straightening the septum will be ineffective in the long run.  

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Deviated nasal septum

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The nasal septum can be deviated for a number of reasons, and your question is difficult to answer without evaluating you in the office.  In general the septum can be manipulated using your fingers, but the dense attachments to the surrounding bone is not possible to release.  if you were able to move the septal cartilage slightly, it would not stay due to the "memory" of the cartilage, and the forces on the cartilage from the other components of the nose.  You need to visit with a physician in person for the proper evaluation.

Sean R. Weiss, MD
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon

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