How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?
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.
Your doctor will check to see that your nose is healing well.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover..
Does deviated septum surgery change 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.
How much pain is normal after septoplasty?
Results: Pain after septoplasty and rhinoplasty was generally mild. Average pain was moderate through postoperative day (POD) 2 after rhinoplasty and only on POD 0 after septoplasty.
Is fixing a deviated septum worth it?
Answer: Generally, a deviated septum that causes minor symptoms doesn’t require treatment. But whether it’s worth getting fixed is your decision. If your symptoms aren’t bothersome and don’t interfere with your quality of life, then the risk of treatment may be more than the benefit.
Do they break your nose for septoplasty?
The nose is not broken during surgery. The operation takes between 30 and 90 minutes. Afterward, the doctor may insert splints or soft packing to hold nasal tissue in place, prevent nosebleeds and prevent the formation of scar tissue.