What Is Turbinate Reduction?
This procedure is minimally invasive to reduce the size of the membranes in the nose (turbinates) in order to provide relief from airway obstruction. This is often caused by acute, recurrent, and chronic sinusitis. Typically, this procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete under local anesthesia in the office.
Why Is Turbinate Reduction Performed?
Turbinate reduction is performed to treat:
- Severe or chronic nasal allergies
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Sinus-related snoring and sleep apnea
What Does Turbinate Reduction Involve?
Coblation® devices use radio frequency technology operating at a low temperature to gently remove tissue to reduce the size of nasal turbinates and open up the nasal airways. The precision and control afforded by Coblation® devices minimize damage to surrounding tissue during the procedure resulting in faster recovery. A second method involves surgical instruments to remove obstructing tissue of the turbinates.
What Are The Benefits Of Having Turbinate Reduction?
Benefits of undergoing turbinate reduction include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Performed in a single office visit
- Local anesthetic prevents any discomfort during the procedure
- Fast and easy recovery
- Significantly improves nasal passages within days
- Nasal tissues completely heal within weeks
- Eliminates nasal airway obstructions
If you are suffering from sinus-related health problems and believe you may benefit from turbinate reduction, the first step is to consult with an ear, nose, and throat expert. Our doctors at Sinus Center LA in Pacific Palisades have extensive experience in treating sinus conditions with minimally invasive procedures. Fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Sinus Center Los Angeles treatment options.