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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
After the septoplasty or rhinoplasty, for about 2 weeks or so you will experience nasal congestion, blood stained mucus during the recovery period. This will lead to temporary loss of your sense of smell due to the nasal obstruction. Thereafter, the risk of loss of the sense of smell after the...
28 Jan 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
Understanding the difference between a rhinoplasty and a septoplasty is key to help you to choose the best treatment to fix a crooked nose. Both surgical procedures are meant to target issues with the nose but they have different objectives. RHINOPLASTY. WHAT IS IT? A rhinop...
8 Dec 2018
Septoplasty is any surgery that modifies the bony or cartilaginous septum of the nose. This can be done during an open rhinoplasty or using a closed technique. The main steps are: 1. Access the septum either by opening the nose or incision through the mucosa. 2. Identify...
11 Feb 2019
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