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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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