Table of Contents
- 1 What is Turbinoplasty surgery?
- 2 How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction?
- 3 Is Turbinoplasty permanent?
- 4 Does Turbinoplasty change nose shape?
- 5 Will turbinates grow back?
- 6 What do enlarged turbinates feel like?
- 7 What are the different methods of conchoplasty?
- 8 What is lower nasal turbinate conchoplasty?
What is Turbinoplasty surgery?
Turbinoplasty involves removal of the bone of the turbinate and half of the mucosal lining of the turbinate, leaving the other half of the mucosa to cover the area from where the bone was removed. This increases the rate of healing and reduces the amount of crusting after surgery.
How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction?
For less invasive turbinate reductions, recovery is usually quick and not very painful. In about three weeks, the new scar tissue in your nose should be completely healed. For the more invasive type of turbinate reduction surgery, recovery takes three to six months.
Is turbinate surgery painful?
The surgery may be done through a lighted camera (endoscope) that is placed into the nose. You may have general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, so you are asleep and pain-free during surgery.
How do you treat swollen turbinates?
If your turbinates are swollen, your doctor may prescribe medication (e.g., nasal corticosteroid and nasal antihistamine sprays) to reduce the swelling. If enlarged inferior turbinates are causing your nasal obstruction, surgery may be the recommended treatment.
Is Turbinoplasty permanent?
The long-term results are not encouraging, however, as the effects of turbinate reduction are not permanent.
Does Turbinoplasty change nose shape?
The surgery does not change the shape of your nose and should not routinely cause bruising around the eyes. The procedure usually takes 90 minutes. In some patients plastic nasal stents are placed in the nasal cavity at the completion of surgery.
Does Flonase shrink turbinates?
When you have a cold, the turbinates are the ones that swell up and make you feel congested. For turbinate swelling, medicines like Sudafed, Claritin, Flonase, or Benadyl usually stop the swelling.
How can I reduce turbinates without surgery?
These are the non-surgical treatments we use:
- Nasal or oral steroid sprays.
- Nasal or oral antihistamines.
- Nasal saline sprays or high volume irrigations.
- Oral decongestants (not nasal decongestants, as these, can often allow relapse as soon as the medication is stopped)
Will turbinates grow back?
The turbinates normally function to warm and humidify inhaled air, and so it is important that the turbinate not be removed completely because this can result in a very dry, crusty nose. Occasionally, turbinate tissue will re-grow after turbinate surgery, and the procedure may need to be repeated.
What do enlarged turbinates feel like?
Someone who has turbinate hypertrophy can feel like they have a stuffy nose or trouble breathing all the time. A nasal steroid may decrease inflammation (and therefore, the swelling) of the turbinates, or surgery can be performed to decrease their size.
What are the symptoms of enlarged turbinates?
The most common symptoms of turbinate hypertrophy include:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Congestion in alternating sides of the nose.
- Nasal stuffiness.
- Nasal blockage.
- Nasal congestion while lying down.
- Noisy breathing or breathing through the mouth during sleep.
- Increased nasal drainage.
Is Turbinoplasty safe?
While turbinate surgery is generally safe, there are a few risks. The main risk is removing too much tissue, which means the turbinates can’t warm and humidify the air you breathe. The result is a permanently dry, crusty nose that can be painful. This risk is less likely with the powered turbinoplasty method.
What are the different methods of conchoplasty?
Conchoplasty is performed using different methods. The most popular method is radiophthalic surgery. It consists in inserting into the nasal turbinate of device, which emits strictly defined wavelengths. This leads to coagulation of certain fragments of turbinate. Another method used in conchoplasty is the use of a harmonic knife.
What is lower nasal turbinate conchoplasty?
The lower nasal turbinate is an even structure located in the nasal cavity. Its hypertrophy can lead to recurrent infections, chronic rhinitis, difficulties in breathing through the nose, loss of smell on one or both sides. Conchoplasty is performed using different methods. The most popular method is radiophthalic surgery.
Can modified conchoplasty be done in reverse?
Modified conchoplasty, done by excising and replacing the conchal cartilage in reverse fashion, is presented. Controversies surrounding the embryogenesis of concha are also addressed. Keywords:Conchoplasty;Convex concha
Is it possible to reverse conchal conchal deformity?
Many different congenital malformations of the external ear are encountered in otology and plastic surgery practice. However, there has been only one report in the literature of reverse (convex) conchal deformity in otherwise normal ears.