Turbinates have a very important job: they purify the air that goes into our lungs. Turbinates are small structures inside the nose, but they can become enlarged. When this happens, they interfere with normal breathing. Turbinate reduction is a surgery that removes a portion of the enlarged turbinates to help with breathing function.
Sinus surgery is typically performed to improve sinus issues; particularly chronic inflammation of the nose and sinuses. The procedure makes more space between the sinuses in order to allow air to get in, and drainage to get out.
Surgery for nasal valve collapse
Nasal valve collapse can be the result of trauma, inflammation, weak nasal cartilage, scar tissue, complications after a nasal surgery, or simple age. This condition can cause many problems, including intense snoring, severe congestion, bleeding, crusty nostrils, and difficulty breathing. Improving nasal valve collapse sometimes involves using spreader grafts to support the valves so that they remain open and allow for adequate breathing.
Surgery for nasal polyps
Nasal polyps are benign growths that can occur due to allergic rhinitis, an allergy to aspirin, sinus infections, acute and chronic infections, asthma, nasal obstruction, and cystic fibrosis. They develop on the nasal passages or sinuses and can cause a host of problems, including difficulty breathing and sinus infections. Functional nose surgery can effectively help improve nasal polyps.