"I was suffering from a blocked nose for over 6 months. After visiting good
number of doctors and trying their remedies and nothing working out, i met
Dr. Levente Deak ENT, was very professional and excellent in his approach,
highly reccomended. The Best ENT Surgeon who made me breathe again.
Turbinates are elongated side cushion tissues in the nose that contain bone and are covered with glandular tissue which produce mucus. They can swell up mostly at night and block off your breathing passage.
How is turbinoplasty performed?
The goal of the procedure is to trim these lower most “side cushions” on the sidewall of the nose to improve nasal airway or to increase the ability to breathe freely through the nose. We use either of two new minimally invasive procedures radiofrequency or submucous shaver depending on the structure of the nasal mucosa. Nasal packing is not necessary. Nasal drops are advised for a couple days to maintain the clear nose. The patient is usually discharged two hours after procedure. There are no black eyes, external incisions or change the shape of the nose.
In the Hospital - first six hours
- You may wake up with some packing in your nose to stop any bleeding. If present, this should be left alone and will be removed by your doctor when appropriate.
- Do not blow your nose for 7 days
- If you experience any pain, please call the nurse and the pain easily can be managed by regular painkiller
At home in the first week
- You may get a blood stain / pinkish discharge for a few days. The bleeding gets less and less as the days go by, but there may still be a little "spotting" on your handkerchief even up to a few weeks after the surgery. This is common.
- Avoid all moderate and heavy physical activity, including sport for ten days after the operation. Avoid bending down to pick things up, especially heavy weights. Active sport should not be commenced for two weeks after the surgery, and even then, it should be increased gradually
- It is normal for the nose to be feel blocked for several days and up to two weeks after the surgery, as the swelling settles.
- You must irrigate your nose frequently “douching” at least 3 times a day with the saline solution provided to clear away scabs and crusting which occurs after the operation.
- Avoid smoky and dusty atmospheres if possible, as this may irritate the nasal lining.
- Avoid very hot baths and showers.
- If you take aspirin, please discuss this with Dr. Levente, as you may need to avoid taking it, since it could potentially increase the risk of nasal bleeding.
- It is advised not to drive for 48 hours, because of the effects of the general anesthetic.
“I have recently had surgery for turbinate reduction, septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Dr. Levente Deak was very professional and caring. I felt that he completely understood my needs from the very beginning and that I could fully trusted him. I am very satisfied with the final result and highly recommend Dr. Levente for rhinoplasty.
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