What is tubular reduction?

What is tubular reduction?

Turbinate surgery, or inferior turbinate reduction, is a procedure where the inferior nasal turbinates are examined and reduced in size to provide improved nasal airflow. Surgery is typically performed through the nostrils on both sides of the nose.

What does a turbinate reduction do?

Turbinate reduction improves airflow in people with chronic nasal obstruction. Your surgeon reduces the size of your turbinates (small, bony structures inside of your nose) by removing excess tissue. Turbinate reduction is usually recommended if nonsurgical treatments don’t solve the issue.

Is turbinate reduction necessary?

Enlarged turbinates block air from passing freely through your nose, making it difficult to breathe, sleep, and function. This makes it necessary to reduce the size of your turbinates and clear the nasal passages, allowing for easier breathing.

What is the success rate of turbinate reduction surgery?

As the submucosal osseo-resection zone lies in the area of the turbinate head, in other words in an anterior position, the term anterior turbinoplasty is used. The success rates are given as up to 93%, the incidence of secondary bleeding is between 1–20%.

Does turbinate reduction make your nose smaller?

The goal of turbinate reduction surgery is to shrink the size of the turbinates without removing too much tissue. A lack of turbinate tissue may cause the nasal cavity to become very dry and crusty. In some cases, a reduced turbinate may regrow, requiring a repeat surgery to reduce their size.

Does turbinate reduction change appearance of nose?

Will a turbinate reduction change the appearance of my nose? Turbinate reduction should not change the appearance of your nose.

What causes nasal turbinates to enlarge?

The turbinates are thin, bony plates inside your nose. Allergies or a lengthy cold can irritate them and cause them to swell, or enlarge. The swelling makes it hard for you to breathe. Another cause of the swelling is overuse of decongestant nasal sprays.

Do nasal turbinates grow back?

The nasal turbinates will never grow back. Many techniques for reducing nasal turbinates exist, such as radiofrequency treatment.

Does turbinate reduction affect smell?

Radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction improves smell ability of patients with chronic rhinitis and inferior turbinate hypertrophy.

How do you shrink nasal turbinates naturally?

Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 2 cups of distilled water. If you make your own, fill a bulb syringe with the solution. Put the tip into your nostril, and squeeze gently. Blow your nose.

Can turbinates grow back?

The nasal turbinates will never grow back. Many techniques for reducing nasal turbinates exist, such as radiofrequency treatment. However, in a case like this, when the turbinates are very large, the appropriate technique is laser-assisted reduction.

How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction?

Turbinate reduction or turbinoplasty is indicated in such cases if medical therapy fails. Following turbinate reduction, most people can return to work in about a week and go to their usual pre-operative routine in about 3 weeks. Complete recovery can take 1-2 months.

What to expect after turbinate reduction surgery?

Before Turbinate Reduction Surgery. At the consultation appointment for your turbinate reduction surgery,your doctor will provide specific instructions about what medications you should avoid and which you can continue

  • During Turbinate Reduction Surgery.
  • After Turbinate Reduction.
  • How long does it take for turbinate reduction to heal?

    Recovery period for turbinate reduction also varies specifically from person to person and for less invasive reduction the healing is quick with early recovery. It might take nearly 3 to 4 weeks for the new scar tissue to heal inside the nose, whereas in a detailed invasive reduction surgery of turbinate longer recovery period of unto 6 months can be noticed in a few people.

    What are the side effects of turbinectomy?

    chronic infections

  • severe allergies
  • anatomic issues with the nose