I had a Septoplasty and my turbinates trimmed just over two years ago. Can trimmed turbinates grow back?
Nikkers in NZ
2 months ago
I had a Septoplasty and my turbinates trimmed just over two years ago. Recently I have started getting sick a lot, like I used to before the surgery. I was wondering if the turbinates will have grown back?
Doctor Answers (2)
Turbinates do hypertrophy especially in patients who have allergies. See a good surgeon for a full evaluation, history and physical to determine the cause of your "getting sick" a lot. Best regards!
The soft tissue of a turbinate can "hypertrophy" again. I guess this the equivalent of grow back. However, your symptoms may be unrelated to this. See an ENT-Facial Plastic Surgeon.
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