Turbinoplasty surgery or turbinectomy | Nasal cornets
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People that present a difficulty to breath, due to allergic rhinitis, traumatisms, smoking, etc. And they want to improve their quality of life. Many times, this is associated to a deviated nasal septum.
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia and sedation with no need of incisions, as it is done through the nostrils. It is done with radiofrequency through electrodes that rise the temperature in the tissues, without damaging the adjacent structures, to reduce the size of the nasal turbinates. The reduction of the turbinate is immediate, although after an intervention it is normal that the nasal turbinates are swollen for at least 5 to 10 days, depending on each patient.
- 45 minutes to 1 hour
Evaluation of the degree of hypertrophy in the nasal turbinates through a rynoscopy and nasal ventilatory function
Follow specific guidelines as determined by the doctor
Scans, analytics and tests on cardiac and respiratory status
Local and sedation, or general
After a turbinoplasty a patient needs to use nose plugs for 24 or 48 hours
Resto during 24 hours
Anitbiotic treatment and anti-inflammatories
Weekly check-ups during 1 month
Normal life but no excessive physical activity because of the nose plugs
Be careful in not receiving any bumps in the treated area during one or two months
Improvement on the nasal ventilation
There is a clear psychological improvement related to the self-esteem and profile the patient has
Snoring can be eliminated, depending on each case
Surgery with low risk
Post operatory bleeding
Formation of synechiae or adhesion between the turbinate and septum
Empty nose syndrome or atrophic rhinitis (especially if a complete resection of the turbinate has been done)
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