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Is it possible to reduce the turbinates during revision rhino? Mine are still so swollen and i am constantly cleaning out mucous.

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Turbinate reduction

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Reduction of turbinates can certainly be performed at the same time as any nasal surgery - including rhinoplasty or septoplasty

Web reference: http://www.seattlerhinoplasty.com/html/index.php

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Turbinates can be treated at any time

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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.

Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Turbinate Reduction during Rhinoplasty Revision

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If necessary, turbinate reduction can and should be done during your revision rhinolasty surgery. Discuss both functional and cosmetic problems with your surgeon.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Turnbinate reduction during revision rhinoplasty (secondary nose job)

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Yes, it is possible to accomplish turbinate reduction during revision rhinoplasty. Excessive reduction could result in rhinitis sicca.

Web reference: http://bodysculptor.com/reduction.html

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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