Late 1990s I had a sinus surgery in Ohio and the surgeon put a hole in my septum and I went to a plastic surgeon to was fixed. Everything was fine until I moved to NC in 2007 I developed breathing problems and saw a plastic surgeon in Charlotte and he did some revisions and I was fine for 2 years. In Dec 2010 The breathing problem came back. I went to Charlotte ENT and Dr. Gibson performed a procedure in early February 2011 called: “Friedman valve suspension” but I have had no luck with that. Is there any way to fix this problem so I do not suffer anylonger with breathing problems?
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Breathing problems can be very complex to diagnose and to correct. There is no way anyone can tell you online without examining you if your breathing can be improved. If anyone tells you “yes” without seeing you then they do not know what they are talking about or they are simply just not honest.
Plastic surgeons know very little about breathing so if you have a breathing issue you need to see an ENT surgeon or a Facial Plastic Surgeon. If you had sinus problems and had a hole in the septum and had multiple surgeries you can count on the fact that you will have tightness and scar tissue and changes to the internal lining of your nasal cavity called the mucosa. Obstruction to air flow can come from one or multiple locations and its not just a matter of the septum or turbinates or valves, etc. Its complex. Sometimes, breathing problems are more a result of improper physiology of your nose rather than improper anatomy.
You need to see a good RHINOLOGIST – and ENT surgeon specializing in breathing and sinuses. And you have to be prepared to accept that maybe this is as good as its going to get and it may not be improvable.