What is a Turbinate Reduction?
Turbinate reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of small curved bones (turbinates) in the nose to open the blocked nasal passages and help improves breathing through the nose.
There are 3 pairs of turbinates in the nose and the main function of these turbinates is to warm, filter and humidify the air circulation. The turbinates are:
Turbinate reduction procedures:
Turbinate reduction procedure may be performed to reduce the size of the turbinates so as to improve overall nasal breathing. The main procedures are:
During all above procedure, the patient may observe some facial pain which is generally not bothersome