The nasal turbinates are soft tissues that side on the inner sidewalls of the nasal cavity. They are responsible for humidifying air that enters the nose and maintaining a moist comfortable sensation. When turbinates are too large, or ‘hypertrophied,’ this can cause a condition called ‘turbinate hypertrophy.’ Patients with turbinate hypertrophy frequently complain of a transient congestion that may alternate from one side of the nose to another. Turbinate hypertrophy can also be associated with sinus pressure, headaches, bad breath, sleep apnea, snoring, and fatigue.
The first-line treatment of turbinate hypertrophy is topical nasal allergy sprays. If the congestion persists, then a very effective and minimally invasive solution takes place, which is the in-office turbinoplasty. Our Board Certified Nasal and Sinus Experts have performed thousands of in-office turbinoplasty procedures. Turbinoplasty is frequently performed in conjunction with balloon sinuplasty, septoplasty, and other minimally invasive nasal congestion solutions. The painless turbinoplasty procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia with a microdebrider or coblation wand and generally takes 10-15 minutes. There is no nasal packing placed and regular activities can be resumed the very next day.
What Do You Need to Know About Sinus Surgery Turbinate Reduction?
There are several different types of turbinate reduction surgeries. Some of the most common are cauterization, coblation, and radiofrequency reduction. These are special types of surgeries that have been devised in order to shrink the turbinates without removing or dislocating any of the bone or tissue that lies underneath them. In these types of surgeries, the doctor who performs the procedure will use a device that closely resembles a needle to heat up the turbinates via energy waves or a local source of heat. This will cause the formation of scar tissue. This purely temporary scarring will result in a welcome shrinkage of your turbinates. These are quick and easy surgeries to perform. Only a purely local and mild form of anesthesia will be used in most cases. They generally take about 10 minutes from start to finish. There is usually no special form of preparation required since these surgeries generally deal with milder forms of turbinate enlargement.
If you are in need of sinus surgery turbinate reduction, our practice is the best place to find top level turbinate reduction surgery in Culver City. We are equipped to provide you with expert surgery at a price that is affordable. Our team of skilled surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform nasal turbinate reduction in Culver City.
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We are the top providers of Culver City sinus relief. We use state of the art technology combined with many years of qualifications and experience to bring you the finest turbinate reduction surgery in Culver City. We can help you break out of this vicious cycle for good. Get in touch with us today to learn how a nasal turbinate reduction in Culver City can change your life for the better.