Septoplasty Surgery Instructions
Aug08

Septoplasty Surgery Instructions

What is a Septoplasty? A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated (or crooked) septum. The nasal septum is the separating wall between the two nostrils. This is made up of cartilage and bone. A septoplasty is recommended to fix a deformed septum or to correct irregular air flow often times caused by a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it difficult to breathe through your nose and can contribute to sinus...

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What is the post-operative recovery like after septal surgery?

The pain is minimal after septal surgery.  You are given a prescription for strong pain medication but likely will need it only in the first 24 hours.  After that, you may use extra strength Tylenol.  You may have some headache and the inside of the nose may feel a little sore.  What people complain about most is nasal congestion.  You will have swelling inside the nose and may feel very stuffy for the first week.  Salt water rinses...

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