Internal Nose Structure
Turbinates are structures on the inside of your nose that help to heat and humidify the air you breathe. Sometimes these structures can be enlarged and obstruct your nasal passages. If you have experienced prolonged, difficult nasal breathing and you are found to have enlarged nasal turbinates during consultation, Dr. Champagne can perform a turbinate reduction to improve your ability to breathe through your nose.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
If you experience persistent nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing through your nose despite medical management, you may be a candidate for reducing the size of the turbinates found on the inside of your nose.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Nasal packing will be removed 24 hours after turbinate reduction, and you will then start a regimen of nasal saline rinses for the next week. Nasal congestion should be expected for the first two weeks. Since surgery is performed on the inside of the nose, there are no external sutures or changes to the nose.
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SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION:
Please contact Dr. Champagne at The Diamond Face Institute to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding turbinate reduction or any other procedure we offer.