Facial paralysis: Anyone here had rhinoplasty?

Posted by quirkygirl35 @quirkygirl35, May 16 1:34pm

Ever since my surgery to remove a tumor on my brain stem I have had paralysis on the left side of my face. I don't care anymore about the asymmetrical look of my face, but my left nostril being sunken in only seems to worsen my sinus/seasonal allergy problems. I wonder if anyone here has gotten Rhinoplasty and if so whats it like?

Hey @quirkygirl35, I've added your question to the ENT group as well and would like to bring @mayoeggbutty2020 @sandytoes14 @searchingforrelief into the discussion to share their experiences with rhinoplasty.

Quirkygirl, has rhinoplasty been recommended for you? I bet you're suffering with seasonal allergies right now. How do you deal with breathing issues and get relief?

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@colleenyoung

Hey @quirkygirl35, I've added your question to the ENT group as well and would like to bring @mayoeggbutty2020 @sandytoes14 @searchingforrelief into the discussion to share their experiences with rhinoplasty.

Quirkygirl, has rhinoplasty been recommended for you? I bet you're suffering with seasonal allergies right now. How do you deal with breathing issues and get relief?

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Just to clarify, I’m here because of a sinus type of problem, as part of the ENT group, not a tumor. I had a rhinoplasty/septoplasty about 30 years ago. It was supposed to help me breathe better on my left side and give me a straight nose. My breathing did not improve and actually ENTs always suggest that I could have reconstructive surgery, although they admit that they don’t know if that would help (that’s just what they DO, they’re surgeons, so that’s what they suggest.) I was also offered adenoidectomy, but again told that it might not solve the problem. By the way, the scabby things we’re talking about didn’t start until over 20 years after my surgery, so I don’t know if there’s any connection.

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@searchingforrelief

Just to clarify, I’m here because of a sinus type of problem, as part of the ENT group, not a tumor. I had a rhinoplasty/septoplasty about 30 years ago. It was supposed to help me breathe better on my left side and give me a straight nose. My breathing did not improve and actually ENTs always suggest that I could have reconstructive surgery, although they admit that they don’t know if that would help (that’s just what they DO, they’re surgeons, so that’s what they suggest.) I was also offered adenoidectomy, but again told that it might not solve the problem. By the way, the scabby things we’re talking about didn’t start until over 20 years after my surgery, so I don’t know if there’s any connection.

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Well good to hear from someone who's had it done,. Thanks 🙂

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@quirkygirl35

Well good to hear from someone who's had it done,. Thanks 🙂

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I would get at least three opinions. And ask exactly what their surgery plan would be, how they plan to fix your nose and what percentage of success they anticipate. Read reviews about the surgeons online.

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