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What is a Turbinate Reduction?

What is a turbinate reduction? I see that it's often done with the septoplasty - are they always done together? Would I need both to help my... READ MORE

Do I Have Nasal Septum Deviation? If I Do, Should I Have Surgery to Fix It?

My right nostril bleeds very often, sometimes for no apparent reason at all. My nose is very slightly turned to the right (almost unnoticeable). My... READ MORE

Why Am I Still Breathing Bad 6 Months After Septoplasty?

I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty back in January. My breathing has not improved at all. To be honest it feels worse. I have gone to my Dr. many... READ MORE

I've Been Told That Internal Swelling from a Septoplasty Could Last a Few Months. True?

Went in for septoplasty surgery to take care of difficulty breathing through my right nostril in October. Now December I am still having difficulty... READ MORE

Deviated Septum, Slant Nose and Nasal Hump Causing Problem. Can This Be Repaired With Septoplasty? (photo)

I've had difficulty breathing from the right side of my nose for years after a facial injury (I did not go to the hospital afterwards). It's... READ MORE

Septoplasty with Bilateral Turbinate Reduction?

Can I have septoplasty with bilateral turbinate reduction to improve my breathing problems at the same time I improve my look? READ MORE

7 Weeks After Septoplasty/Turbinate Reduction and Can't Breathe While Standing? (photo)

At week 3 post-op, my nose began to get very dry during the day, and increasingly difficult to breathe through. The walls of my nasal cavity suck in... READ MORE

I Can Only Breathe from One Side of my Nose Which Changes Day To Day, What's The Cause?

I can only breathe from one side of my nose, and that side changes throughout the day. This has been going on for as long as I can remember. While... READ MORE

Not Sure if I Have a Deviated Septum or Need a Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I broke my nose about 6 years ago back in high school and have lived with it to this point. As you can tell it's a little crooked. I honestly can live... READ MORE

Nasal Perforation Post Septoplasty. Can A Surgeon Close this up?

I had a septoplasty last January 2011 which has left me with a 4mm perforation. The whistling/turbulence is preventing me from being able to relax and... READ MORE

Could Trouble Breathing Be from Deviated Septum?

My problem started 17 years ago, a kid pushed me down 2 flights of stairs. I was 11 at the time, the result was a fractured nose, however, my face was... READ MORE

I Had a Septoplasty Resulting in an External Nasal Valve Collapse. Is There a Possiblity It Will Eventually Heal Itself?

Three years ago I had a septoplasty. I had no trouble breathing during the day, but a little bit at night with occasional snoring. Right after the... READ MORE

6 Weeks After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction Surgery, and Can't Breathe Through Nose?

I had a Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction surgery 6 weeks ago, and for the past 4 weeks, I am unable to breathe through my nose when I am standing.... READ MORE

Crooked Nose One Year After Septo-rhinoplasty, If This Possible to Fix?

I am ONE year post primary septo-rhinoplasty. Pre-surgery, I had an almost perfect profile and straight nose & even nostrils. What I asked for was... READ MORE

I Had a Septoplasty 10 Days Ago, my Son Slightly Hit my Nose Tonight with His Head, Now I Cant Breath Should I Call After Hours?

I just had a septoplasty (no cast no nothing ever put on) and i am 10 days post op, my son was sitting on my lap and hit the left side of my nose with... READ MORE

Revision Septoplasty?

I had a septoplasty & turbinate reduction just over a month ago through the NHS & I had a check up after a month to see how it's healing &... READ MORE

Septoplasty And Turbinoplasty Bad Recovery?

I had may operation 7 days ago.On second day I got infection. Until today I cannot breath because both my nostrils a blocked. My right nostril is... READ MORE

Concerns About Septoplasty- Can It Cause More Problems? (photo)

When I was 16 I had my nose broken. I was previously very happy with the appearance of my nose but afterwards there seemed to be a slight bend. I have... READ MORE

Swelling After Septoplasty - Four Months Post-op?

When the splints came out, I had about an hour of the best breathing I have enjoyed since I was a child. Shortly after, the nasal passages closed... READ MORE

Closed Reduction Performed at 7 Days but I Still Have a Deviated Septum, What Can Be Done?

My nose was injured and 7 days later an ENT consultant told me my nose was broken and did not mention my deviated septum. He reset the bridge of the... READ MORE

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