Is it possible to reduce the turbinates during revision rhino? Mine are still so swollen and i am constantly cleaning out mucous.
Question About Revision Rhinoplasty
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Reduction of turbinates can certainly be performed at the same time as any nasal surgery - including rhinoplasty or septoplasty
Turbinates can be treated at any time
Turbinate reduction can be performed at the time of a primary or revision rhinoplasty. Profuse mucus production does not necessarily mean that your turbinates need surgery. After any nasal surgery the turbinates can be swollen for weeks or months. Doing a reduction surgery on your turbinates before giving the nose a chance to heal may be premature. You should get an evaluation by an Otolaryngologist to determine the best course of action. I hope this helps.
Turbinate Reduction during Rhinoplasty Revision
If necessary, turbinate reduction can and should be done during your revision rhinolasty surgery. Discuss both functional and cosmetic problems with your surgeon.