Turbinate Reduction
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Turbinates, small structures within the nose, can become swollen in a condition known as turbinate hypertrophy, which leads to sleep apnea, nosebleeds, chronic sinus infections, breathing problems, and more. Dr. Manish H. Shah, a board-certified plastic surgeon and nose surgery specialist in South Denver, is practiced in delicate inferior turbinate reduction surgery, also known as a turbinectomy, to decrease the size of the turbinates and reduce the resistance in the patient’s airway.

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Benefits Of Turbinate Reduction

A turbinate reduction surgery (or turbinectomy) performed by Dr. Shah offers numerous excellent benefits to improve
your quality of life, including:

  • Opening the airways to improve breathing
  • Reducing snoring and sleep apnea
  • Reducing nasal congestion
  • Improving sleep
  • Supporting overall health
  • Easy outpatient procedure
  • No visible scarring

Am I A Candidate For 
A Turbinectomy?

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The best candidates for turbinate reduction, or turbinectomy, at Shah Aesthetic Surgery in the Denver, CO area are men and women who have enlarged or inflamed turbinates that are affecting their quality of life. In many cases, these candidates often have severe nasal infections, breathing problems, chronic congestion, and troublesome allergies. Candidates for this surgery performed by Dr. Shah may also experience symptoms that are resistant to common medications to treat nasal issues and allergies, such as antihistamines and antibiotics.

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Surgical Technique

As a stand-alone procedure, a turbinectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The incisions are placed inside the nose so that the surgeon can use an endoscope and other surgical techniques with accuracy and precision. After the underlying bone and turbinate are removed or reduced, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures. Some surgeons may also use radio frequency trimming (diathermy) to decrease the size of the turbinate.

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During/After Surgery

For the first few days after surgery, patients will experience a bloody discharge, swelling and bruising. They should subside after 2-3 weeks, and a normal breathing pattern should begin to take effect. Patients also begin to breathe easier, sleep well and experience less sinus problems.

Breathe Better

Enlarged or inflamed turbinates can impede your breathing ability. If this is the case for you, turbinate reduction surgery might be a possibility to open your airways and boost your quality of life. Contact the team at Shah Aesthetic Surgery in Denver, CO to set up a consultation and find out how we can help you.

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This blog gives you all the information you might want about the most difficult procedure in cosmetic surgery, written by Manish H. Shah, MD, FACS, a specialist in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty surgery located in South Denver.

Turbinate Reduction FAQs

Diathermy or Surgery?

A turbinectomy’s surgical technique will depend on the complexity of the patient’s medical condition. The surgeon will be able to give a full assessment of the patient’s nasal condition and determine the best surgical technique after the consultation exam.

Back to Normal?

The results from an inferior turbinate reduction will settle a month after surgery. Patients will notice normal breathing, sleeping and sinus functions after the swelling and bruising subside.

Will I Look the Same?

A turbinectomy improves the internal function of the nose. However, it may slightly slim the nose if a lot of swollen turbinates are reduced. Patients wanting to significantly improve the outward appearance of their nose should consider rhinoplasty.

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