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Old 04-17-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
Bobby Nauss
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It is starting to kill me. Did a search and didn't find too much. Anyone have any experience with the surgery? What's the recovery time, how horrible is the overall experience, and did it actually work?
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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Had it done a while back. Septoplasty with turbinate reduction.

Very pleased with the results, until I shattered my nose and ruined all the surgeons work. The initial feeling of air actually moving through my nose was amazing.

The recovery was a piece of cake, as I recall. The worst part of the entire process was the saline washout done pre-op. You just snort it repeatedly to washout the area.

Its still better than it was pre-op. At some point I plan on going back in and getting it corrected again, once Im done with getting my face smashed on a regular basis.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips. I talked to another guy that has had it done and he said I would probably need a week or so to start feeling somewhat human again. I have been told the worst part was having your nose packed with the gauze.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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It's not that bad, the doctor recommends the usual "take it easy for EVER" (not literally), but eventually gave in to me when I kept asking him how soon I could get back on the ice, it was like a week or so I was off, and he finally said "just don't smack your face".

As for my experience, I wouldn't have done it. A regular doctor said I had a deviated septum, so I went to see an ENT doctor, and the stupid freaking ENT doctor apparently didn't take a close enough look because not only was the septum deviated, but also I apparently have chronically swollen turbinates (the "soft fluffy like things that swell when you get a cold, etc"). After the surgery, over time he put me on like 3 different anti-inflammatory sprays, none of which opened things up. I finally just didn't set up another follow through appointment, realizing things aren't going to get better.

So, I pretty much feel the exact same as I did before, except I'm out a couple hundred bucks that insurance didn't cover the entire part of.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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Matt,
That's why I had the turbinate reduction. Sucks that your surgeon didn't notice.

I guess even though I have re-deviated my septum, I still breathe better from the turbinate reduction.
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys, I'll be sure to ask about the turbinate as well.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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Most people with this problem, myself included, generally find nature corrects it when they hit puberty and grow. Judging by your age, I guess that is not an option. When I was nine, my doctor at the time, an ear, nose & throat specialist, said the surgery was very invasive and that I would be out of comission for months.
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