What are the chances of a successful DNS operation?
Q: I am a 54 years old man who will be undergoing deviated nasal septum operation next week. Currently, I am using Otrivin nasal drops. I would like to know the probability of a successful operation? What are the chances of its recurrence?
A:The success of the operation depends largely on the surgeon and technique. Occasionally the cartilage may slowly bend again, although this is uncommon. If the problem of nasal block is entirely due to DNS, a successful septal operation will get rid of the problem for you. If there are other concomitant problems, like nasal allergy , this operation will not help that problem. Any experienced surgeon would know what steps to take to avoid complications.