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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Rhinoplasty revision and turbinate surgery
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.
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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.
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