Nasal Valve Collapse After Septoplasty?

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

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Nasal valve collapse

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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

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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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