How long does it take to recover from turbinate surgery?
It will likely return to normal in 1 to 2 months. Most people can go back to work or school in about 1 week and to their normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and the extent of your surgery. You will probably feel fully recovered in 1 to 2 months.
Is turbinate reduction surgery painful?
People who have turbinate reduction may experience discomfort for a few days, but it’s usually minimal. If your turbinate reduction was performed in combination with other procedures, you might have more discomfort. To ease your symptoms, take all medications exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
How long does inferior turbinate reduction surgery take?
This causes scar tissue to form, shrinking the turbinate. The procedure takes around 12-20 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia. Patients can go home after the surgery and return to their normal activities. Pain and swelling associated with the procedure may be present, but this resolves in a few days.
How do you fix inferior turbinate hypertrophy?
What Are the Treatment Options?
- Nasal saline sprays or rinses.
- Nasal antihistamine sprays.
- Nasal steroid sprays.
- Allergy immunotherapy.
Can turbinates grow back after reduction?
The reduction will last for the rest of the patient’s life. The nasal turbinates will never grow back. Many techniques for reducing nasal turbinates exist, such as radiofrequency treatment. However, in a case like this, when the turbinates are very large, the appropriate technique is laser-assisted reduction.
Is turbinate surgery safe?
While turbinate surgery is generally safe, there are a few risks. The main risk is removing too much tissue, which means the turbinates can’t warm and humidify the air you breathe. The result is a permanently dry, crusty nose that can be painful. This risk is less likely with the powered turbinoplasty method.
How to naturally shrink my nasal turbinates?
– combinations of decongestants – antihistamines – pain relievers – fever reducers
What are the symptoms of enlarged turbinates?
altered sense of smell.
What to expect after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?
You can expect to have fatigue, pain, nasal stuffiness, and mild nasal drainage after your surgery. Pain is generally mild with this type of surgery. It is typically well controlled with over the counter or prescription pain pills. The stuffiness usually results from swelling after the procedure. Stuffiness starts to improve after the first week.
How to reduce swollen nasal turbinates without surgery?
Go cold turkey for at least a week of torture not being able to breathe and hope your nasal passage “rebounces back”,