Good evening! Two years ago, I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction to alleviate my life-long breathing issues. The results proved helpful for a few months, however, they quickly went downhill. My breathing is now worse than before. I cannot breathe through my nose without using Afrin every few hours, and the constant mouth-breathing has negatively effected my sleep, exercise, and overall well-being. I'm always sniffly... and the worst part: anytime I attempt to blow my nose, blood seeps out of the left nostril (the obstructed side). Needless to say, I am miserable.
I was wondering if this type of surgery failure is normal?
I would like to correct this as soon as possible, as well as change the shape of my nose. I wanted to do that during my last surgery, since it has also bothered me as long as I can remember, but didn't. Since my insurance covered the majority of my last surgery (besides the copay) is it probable that they will cover the functional portion of this next surgery, as well?
Any advice or insight you could give me is very much appreciated. I live in Dallas and would like to come into the office, depending on what information you can provide me now. Thank you! Have a blessed night.