Breath of Fresh Air: How Turbinoplasty Can Improve Your Nasal Function
Turbinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the function of the nasal turbinates, which are structures inside the nose that help to warm, humidify and filter the air we breathe.
Turbinoplasty may be recommended for people who experience nasal obstruction or congestion, snoring, or sleep apnea due to enlarged turbinates.
The procedure can be performed using different techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation, laser, or submucosal resection.
The procedure can be different types of techniques, that depends on the severity of the turbinate hypertrophy and the surgeon's preference.
Turbinoplasty is typically performed under local or general anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
The recovery period after rhinoplasty is usually short, and most people can resume their normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.
Potential risks and complications of rhinoplasty include bleeding, infection, crusting, scarring, or nasal dryness. The surgeon's post-operative instructions can minimize these risks.
The success rate of rhinoplasty is generally high, and many people report improvement in their nasal breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea symptoms after the procedure.