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Though results are permanent, cartilage and tissue may gradually move or reshape over time. Because of the slow healing process, final results may not be evident for up to a year or more after surgery.
Most people find that septoplasty improves their symptoms, such nasal obstruction, caused by a deviated septum. The level of improvement you can expect with septoplasty may vary.
Some people find that their symptoms continue even after surgery and opt to undergo a revision septoplasty to further refine the nose and septum.
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