- Mouth breathing
- Sinus headaches
- Sinus infections
- Chronic stuffy nose
Is Turbinate Reduction Sinus Surgery Right For Me?
Turbinate reduction surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. This can depend on many physical factors, but may also simply depend on your personal preference. This will be thoroughly discussed with our physicians beforehand.
The performing physician begins the procedure by inserting an endoscope into the nasal cavity to visualize the inferior turbinate. Once this is done, he makes an incision using specialized tools. Through the incision, he removes underlying bone at the base of the inferior turbinate, which reduces its size while still allowing it to purify air. During the surgery, the physician may also reduce the thickness of the soft tissue surrounding the turbinate.