As an expert in septoplasty, or surgery for a deviated septum, I am often asked about the preparation and recovery times associated with this procedure. Septoplasty has been around for quite some time and is generally considered quite safe, but that doesn’t automatically dispel the anxiety many people feel when they are heading in for surgery.
This recent Q&A covers some of the experiential details you can expect as a patient, including passages like this one which could help many people prepare emotionally for the surgery:
2. Avoid Google. Yes, you’ve probably already Googled “septoplasty anxiety” if you’ve found this blog post. But don’t dig too deeply. One of my biggest regrets was reading blog posts about septoplasty horror stories. It only amped me up and created more fear than necessary for what my surgeon advised me would be a safe and simple procedure.
Talking to your surgeon > looking at the big bad internet.
It is true that your septoplasty surgeon has far better information than you are likely to find on discussion sites and off-brand advice portals.
Your best bet for a smooth procedure is to work closely with your septoplasty surgeon and make sure you know exacty what to expect from start to finish.