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Old 01-03-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Nasal Polyps and nose size??

Hi I have had nasal polyps in my nose for what seems like a couple of years now, and now i am finally doing something about it. If these polyps have been in the nose a long time, can they cause the nose to enlarge? I'm sure my nose is getting larger, even though I thought it is supposed to stop growin once you reach 18?

Also If I was to have an operation to correct a deviated septum, does the surgeon remove any excess cartilage in the nose, and can this make the nose look smaller without having to go through the whole rhinoplasty process?

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Nasal Polyps and nose size??

Polyps don't cause the nose to get larger. They're typically located up inside the bony structure of your head, not in the nasal passages.

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Also If I was to have an operation to correct a deviated septum, does the surgeon remove any excess cartilage in the nose, and can this make the nose look smaller without having to go through the whole rhinoplasty process?
What you're describing is rhinoplasty, whether it's done in conjunction with a deviated septum or not. It's one less procedure if you have them done together but you'll have to go through the whole process.

 
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