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What are the potential risks involved in septoplasty?

As with any other surgery, there is always the risk of excessive bleeding and infection.

Some people will need a second surgery if they’re unsatisfied with the results. Some other risks associated with septoplasty include:

  • bleeding
  • scarring
  • perforation of your septum
  • an altered nose shape
  • a decreased sense of smell.

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