How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction surgery?
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.
Is nasal cautery a surgery?
Nasal cautery is a type of surgery (operation) to treat nose bleeds. It involves using electricity to seal blood vessels in the nose that bleed regularly.
What are the side effects of nose cauterization?
After the procedure, you may feel itching and pain in your nose for 3 to 5 days. Over-the-counter pain medicines can help with pain. You may feel like you want to touch, scratch, or pick at the inside of your nose. But doing this may cause more nosebleeds.
What is the best method for turbinate reduction?
BEST PRACTICE Of conventional inferior turbinate reduction techniques, submucosal resection combined with lateral displacement is the most effective at decreasing nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy.
Should turbinates be removed?
Cauterization, coblation, and radiofrequency reduction In some cases, doctors recommend surgeries that shrink the turbinates without removing any underlying bone or tissue.
Can turbinate tissue grow back?
You should also know that the insides of the turbinates may grow back over the next few years and you might need the procedure again. Call (512) 550-0321 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment!
What to expect during your turbinate reduction?
Recovery time for a turbinate reduction surgery is about 2 weeks. During this time, you will be prescribed antibiotics and a painkiller, although in many cases just Tylenol is sufficient for the pain as it is fairly mild. Within the first two weeks you may also experience some light bleeding through the nasal passages.
What are turbinates sinus?
The turbinates are the bony structures on either side of the nose. The turbinates are covered with soft erectile tissue called “nasal mucosa”. These turbinates warm, humidify and purify the air that we breathe. They can swell in response to allergies or sinus infections.
What are enlarged turbinates?
Enlarged Turbinates. Enlarged turbinates or turbinate hypertrophy is a condition that occurs as the result of chronic inflammation of the mucosal membranes that cover the turbinates. When these membranes, which contain a large and sensitive supply of blood vessels, become chronically swollen they can produce prolonged nasal congestion.
What are nasal turbinates?
Nasal Turbinates: Definition. Turbinates, which are also called nasal concha or conchae (plural), are shell-shaped networks of bones, vessels, and tissue within the nasal passageways.