Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Pro's and Con's of Deviated Septum Surgery

Pro’s:

· Breath more freely and less sinus infections.

· Can help in the removal or lessening of effects of sleep apnea

· Improvements to your nose's appearance such as: increasing or decreasing its size, making it wider or narrower, removing bumps, changing its contour, and changing the size or shape of your nostrils

· If you have a deviated septum, surgery known as septoplasty can correct the problem. Some people have blocked or malformed nasal passages which make it difficult to breathe properly.

· The surgery is minimally invasive and you can usually go home the same day.

Con's:

· If too much tissue is removed, you could have a collapsed septum, making the nose look deformed

· A perforated septum, a hole in the septum that whistles when you breathe and can cause bleeding

· As with any surgery, there is always a risk of infection. This infection will be treated with an antibiotic

· You may experience numbness of the nose, cheeks, and upper lip. Numbness in the tip of the nose may take several months to return to normal. Other areas will resolve more quickly.

· One of the extremely rare but serious complications of deviated septum surgery is cerebrospinal fluid leak. Cerebrospinal fluid is the fluid that travels through the ventricals of the brain Nasal obstruction due to failure to straighten the septum or later re-deviation of the septum, or the re- growth or swelling of the turbinates.

2 comments:

  1. In a few months I will go for a nose surgery by Dr. Jerome Edelstein, because I'm facing with this annoying problem and I want to breath properly.
    I'm sure that it won't be that easy, but I don't really care if I'll get my desired results. I can't wait 'til then.

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