Hi, I’m Christopher Aillon and I consider myself one of the foremost experts on various surgeries and which doctors are the best at performing them. One of the most common surgeries to get today is the corrective surgical procedure called septoplasty. This is often used to increase impeded airflow nasal tracts or in other words, your deviated septum.
Deviated septums can be difficult for the sufferer because they reduce the amount of airflow you get in and out of your nose. Decreased airflow means decreased oxygen, which is never a good thing. Luckily, this surgery goes relatively smoothly and can be completed by a good surgeon in an hour or less. Recovery time for deviated septum surgery is usually quick — at about 2 weeks. Most of this time your face will be completely normal, but you may run into some complications with discoloration or swelling as well as eternal factors. Your nose will be splinted from the inside but this won’t be visible from outside, so don’t worry.
Make sure that you aren’t suffering from acute nasal or sinus infection, because that can cause some major complications when it comes time to get the surgery. Once your septum is straight again, you will notice that your nasal passage should stabilize within a month or so. I highly recommend avoiding any physical or strenuous activity during this time or you may just end up with a trip back to the doctor.