How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction?

How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction?

You will probably feel fully recovered in 1 to 2 months. You may need to visit your doctor regularly for 3 to 4 months after your surgery. Your doctor will check to see that your nose is healing well. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.

Does turbinate reduction shrink nose?

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?

The surgery does not change the shape of your nose and should not routinely cause bruising around the eyes. The procedure usually takes 90 minutes. In some patients plastic nasal stents are placed in the nasal cavity at the completion of surgery.

Can turbinates grow back after surgery?

Recurrence of the problem (turbinate tissue may regrow after the surgery) requiring further treatment.

Is turbinate reduction surgery painful?

The surgery may be done through a lighted camera (endoscope) that is placed into the nose. You may have general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, so you are asleep and pain-free during surgery.

Can you breathe through your nose after turbinate reduction?

Instead sneeze with your mouth open. You may have some bleeding from the nose for several days after surgery and for a brief time after the first several office visits. If bleeding occurs, tilt your head back slightly and breathe gently through the nose. You may dab your nose gently with tissue.

What is turbinate reduction procedure?

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.