How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?
You will probably be able to return to work or school in a few days and to your normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and how much surgery you had. 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.
Can a deviated septum get worse over time?
It may not even be noticeable or cause any problems until they are older. A deviated septum is more prominent in adults because over time it usually gets worse. As you age, your nose may start to droop making the deviation more of an issue.14 Aug 2016
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. You may find it useful to have your condition evaluated to look for the cause of your sinus symptoms, which could be something other than a deviated septum.8 Jul 2011
What kind of doctor fixes a deviated septum?
Doctors call surgery to straighten the septum “septoplasty.” It’s usually done by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Some people also get plastic surgery on their nose, to change its shape, at the same time. Your surgeon won’t have to cut the skin on your face, where someone might see it.7 Jul 2018