Does septoplasty surgery last forever?
Doctor Answers 1
Generally stays in place
Septoplasty is a procedure whereby cartilage and bone is reformed and repositioned into a more straight position within the nose. When straight, the airway is much more open. Cartilage and bone can self reposition with time, but generally this unusual. Generally, the airway will stay open. In the majority of instances after septoplasty, the cartilage and bone remain in a good position. When nasal obstruction happens after septoplasty surgery, it is usually due to another cause such as turbinate enlargement, nasal polyps, or nasal valve collapse.
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