1How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?
You will probably be able to return to work or school in a few days and to your normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and how much surgery you had. Most people recover fully in 1 to 2 months. You will have to visit your doctor during the 3 to 4 months after your surgery.
2How painful is a deviated septum surgery?
There is usually little pain after surgery. If you experience discomfort, your surgeon may suggest over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen. People who've had septoplasty can expect very little swelling in the days after surgery.
3Is deviated septum surgery dangerous?
What are the risks of surgery for a deviated septum? No surgery is completely risk-free, and the benefits of undergoing surgery -- in this case, being able to breathe better -- must outweigh the risks. ... Although rare, risks of septoplasty and/or rhinoplasty may include: Infection.
4How do they fix a deviated septum?
Surgical repair (septoplasty)
Septoplasty is the usual way to repair a deviated septum. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the center of your nose. This may require your surgeon to cut and remove parts of your septum before reinserting them in the proper position.
5Is surgery for a deviated septum worth it?
Surgery to straighten a deviated nasal septum, also known as septoplasty, is worthwhile. Patients with a deviated (crooked) septum breathe more easily after this operation and their quality of life improves. The effects of this procedure have never been systematically investigated.
6Can a deviated septum cause fatigue?
While sleep problems can be subtle and may go unnoticed, their presence may indicate a deviated septum. A deviated septum may cause you to snore at night or may contribute to sleep apnea, a disorder where you momentarily stop breathing during sleep. This can lead to daytime fatigue
7Can you breathe through your nose after septoplasty?
This reduces bleeding and promotes healing. You may also have bandages (dressings) on the outside of your nose. It's normal to have some mucus and blood drain from your nose. Until packing is removed, you may have to breathe through your mouth.
8Does fixing a deviated septum change the appearance of your nose?
Although septoplasty procedures do not cause changes to the external appearance of the nose, septorhinoplasty procedures are available for patients who wish to correct the internal alignment of the septum, while altering the external, aesthetic appearance of the nose for facial harmony.
9How do you sleep after deviated septum surgery?
Avoid any heavy lifting, bending, straining, or stooping for at least 2 weeks after surgery as this may cause bleeding. Light exercise may begin approximately 10 days after surgery. Try to keep your head elevated during sleep for at least 3 days after surgery. Sleeping on 2 or more pillows is effective
10How do you keep your nose moist after septoplasty?
Crusting of blood and mucus can slow the healing process. In order to keep your nose moist and prevent the crusting, you should use saline (salt-water) nasal spray for at least two weeks following surgery. These sprays can be purchased over the counter at your pharmacy.