I had open rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago and now my ps said I will need septoplasty. My tip is very crooket to the right and I am so upset. I can't belive he didn't check it before he did my surgery. My breathing was never a problem before but now it's hard to breath threw my L nastril. I want to get it fixed ASAP. Do I really have to wait a full Year or can this be done sooner? Thank you so much for any feedback.
How Soon Can I Get Septoplasty After my Rhinoplasty?
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When septoplasty can be performed after rhinoplasty
A septoplasty can be performed after the rhinoplasty as long as it is approximately 2 months postoperative so that there is no further additional swelling. The patient does not need to wait a full year, only a couple of months before embarking on the septoplasty procedure. The septoplasty is usually a medically related condition billed to the patient’s insurance and is not considered cosmetic.
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