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mrSinghji
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I've just been approved for septorhinoplasty on the NHS to alleviate my breathing problems, and the external deformity. I had my ENT appointment yesterday after 12 weeks of waiting. I just wanted to know does the 18 week nhs rule apply to septorhinoplasty,and if not how long is the waiting list usually?
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(Original post by mrSinghji)
I've just been approved for septorhinoplasty on the NHS to alleviate my breathing problems, and the external deformity. I had my ENT appointment yesterday after 12 weeks of waiting. I just wanted to know does the 18 week nhs rule apply to septorhinoplasty,and if not how long is the waiting list usually?
I'm not sure whether the rule would apply here or not as different types of surgery affect it differently iirc but someone else can hopefully! Waiting lists will vary a lot area to area but your best bet would be asking your GP, consultant or whoever for an estimate and go from there. Even if the rule does apply (which I don't think it will) it's a target only and from a lot of personal experience it is often broken, hopefully you'll be one of the lucky ones though and again it depends on the area and trust you're with. Hope you hear something back soon!

Edit: Not got time to check for you now but there's a rhinoplasty thread on here somewhere if you want to search for that, not exacly the same thing I know but maybe worth a post to see if anyone knows anything more and their experiences of it
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(Original post by mrSinghji)
I've just been approved for septorhinoplasty on the NHS to alleviate my breathing problems, and the external deformity. I had my ENT appointment yesterday after 12 weeks of waiting. I just wanted to know does the 18 week nhs rule apply to septorhinoplasty,and if not how long is the waiting list usually?
Hey man, I'm in the exact same position as you, was wondering how long it took for you to have your surgery done and how long the waiting list was!
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Just been admitted into hospital as the NHS had realised i had deviated septum. So I have had septoplasty in order to fix this, the only issue is that i have a hump on my nose which im really concerned about. I would love for it to not be there but cant pay the £7000. I have a follow up appointment in 4 weeks approx, what should i say to the doctor?
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(Original post by Tai2001)
Just been admitted into hospital as the NHS had realised i had deviated septum. So I have had septoplasty in order to fix this, the only issue is that i have a hump on my nose which im really concerned about. I would love for it to not be there but cant pay the £7000. I have a follow up appointment in 4 weeks approx, what should i say to the doctor?
Just tell them that you're really worried about the hump that's still there and see what they say. They may say they'll correct it, they may not. But you won't know unless you try.
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I know this was a long time ago but how bad was your external deviation? Mine starts from like mid way down the bridge of my nose it’s pushed to one side and I’m going to try and get this done also.

What did you say to your GP and the ENT? I had a septorplasty with the nhs to alleviate the breathing problem but it’s still not ideal as the external deviation makes my left nostril a lot more narrow so get crusty boogers and mouth breathing during sleeping etc

The ent I had for septoplasty wouldn’t fix the nasal deformity just the septum but surely both need to get fixed to make the nasal cavity as efficient as possible.
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I'm still waiting for an appointment to see a Ent specialist. Its been 7 months for me. I have been averaging 4 hours sleep per night over the last 4 years. I broke my nose a few times from fights when I was a kid. My septum is completely blocking my one nostril and am drinking on average 3 litres of water per night because I can only breath through my mouth and my mouth dries out really fast.
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Hey I’ve had the exact same time frame, I’ve got my ent appointment on the 21st September and I reported it months ago. I’m scared now because my nose is definitely crooked and anyone who looks at me notices it so I’m hoping that will change!!
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I broke my nose in Feb really badly but didn't go hospital because there was no blood or bruising. I went a and e early July and he reffdred me to the ent guy. I have ent appointment next week. I can't breathe through one nostril and the other nostril collapses. My nose bones is obviously bent and the wall in between my nostrils has fully bent in. Would they give septorhinoplasty?
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(Original post by Exciting95135)
I broke my nose in Feb really badly but didn't go hospital because there was no blood or bruising. I went a and e early July and he reffdred me to the ent guy. I have ent appointment next week. I can't breathe through one nostril and the other nostril collapses. My nose bones is obviously bent and the wall in between my nostrils has fully bent in. Would they give septorhinoplasty?
I think so yes, that’s similar to me, I broke mine when I was around 12 and didn’t go to the hospital. I think because they are obviously bent and you can only breathe out of one then they definitely should do. Let me know how your ENT appointment goes!
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(Original post by Hopefaraday)
I think so yes, that’s similar to me, I broke mine when I was around 12 and didn’t go to the hospital. I think because they are obviously bent and you can only breathe out of one then they definitely should do. Let me know how your ENT appointment goes!
Did you get a septorhinoplasty on nhs? My nasal bones go one way but then the septum goes the other. It's like a zig zag,
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Did you get a septorhinoplasty on nhs? My nasal bones go one way but then the septum goes the other. It's like a zig zag,
Ive not had it yet, I’m waiting for my ENT appointment which is in September. You can see visibly my septum as it comes out of one nostril so my whole nose is on a diagonal rather than straight.
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