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Thank your for your interesting question. A saddle nose gets it's name from the shape that it forms, it looks a bit like a saddle with a depression in the middle. There are many causes of a saddle nose, but the underlying cause is loss of support of the dorsum of the nose. Basically the internal c...
28 Jan 2019
Septoplasty is necessary if you experience frequent nasal obstruction, that is not able to able to be controlled with medications. It can also be part of the therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). If a deviated nasal septum is left untreated, the symptoms of nasal obstruc...
12 Dec 2018
There is an extremely small, theoretical risk of permanently losing your sense of smell, although I have not personally encountered such a case before. Indeed, understanding the anatomy and physiology of the sense of smell, it would more likely than not, improve it. That said, y...
25 Jun 2019
Septoplasty alone to address a deviated nasal septum is not meant to change the shape and appearance of your nose, it is to improve the breathing and nasal obstruction. A rhinoplasty can also be done at the same time (Septorhinoplasty) to change the shape of the nose. Septorhi...
12 Dec 2018
A septoplasty alone to address a deviated nasal septum is not meant to change the shape and appearance of your nose, the aim is to improve the breathing and nasal obstruction. As such there will be no change in your appearance post-operatively, unless there has been excessive rem...
28 Jan 2019
This is an excellent question, but the answer may take a while and be a bit technical so please bear with me: Firstly, let's start with anatomy. The septum is the major structure that gives our nose its shape and size. It's primary function is as the skeleton for the nose. This e...
25 Jun 2019
Septoplasty surgery is usually done after 16 to 18 years of age, when the facial structures are fully grown. It is a surgery to correct the central nose bone structure that divides the 2 halves of the nose. The internal deviations of the nasal bone may or may not be accompanied by e...
22 Feb 2019
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