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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

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

Blocked Nose After Septoplasty?

I have got my nasal septoplasty done 11 days back. However, my nose is still blocked even after removal of splints. I can still not breath. What could... 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

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

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

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

What can Septoplasty relieve? Is it common for people with post nasal drip to feel relief after a deviated septum surgery?

So I've had breathing issues all my life that many thought was contributed to asthma like my sister, but later turned out to be from my deviated... 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

Its been 2 months since Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction and I still have a stuffy nose. Will it ever stop?

More than ever.What's wrong is the snoring going to ever stop ? I sleep with a tooth guard at night hoping to breathe better and to get some sleep... READ MORE

Is my nose tip broken? (photos)

As a child I had a bad fall on my nose. Ever since it has gradually got worse over the years. I have trouble breathing from my left nostril and I have... READ MORE

Septoplasty with Bilateral Turbinate Reduction?

Can someone have septoplasty with bilateral turbinate reduction to improve their breathing problems at the same time while improving their look? 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

Can't Breathe through both the nostrils simultaneously after 3 weeks post Septoplasty. Is this normal? (photos)

I have underwent Septoplasty three weeks before due to Deviated septum. Now the pain has reduced and last day, The surgeon took off the remnants of... 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

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

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

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

What is the difference between septoplasty and submucous resection (SMR) of the septum?

I had revision rhinoplasty with SMR of the septum and not septoplasty. What is the difference between septoplasty and submucous resection (SMR) of the... READ MORE

6 months after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery, I still can't breathe or smell, what can I do? (photos)

In Nov. of 2014 I had septoplasty/turbinate reduction, it's almost May and I still can't breathe or smell. I went back to my ENT and he said it looked... READ MORE

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