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Operations on the nasal turbinate bone & nasal spongy tissue. The consequences can be troublesome if there are anatomical changes here.

Basically, the human nose is a complex anatomical structure. One element in the sophisticated anatomical structure is the so-called turbinates, often also referred to as the nasal conchae. There are three turbinates on each of the two sides of the nose, which function to ensure that the inside of the nose has a sufficiently increased surface area. The nose is then able to warm and humidify inhaled air before it travels along the trachea to the lungs.

In many patients enlarged or otherwise anatomically modified turbinates can make nasal breathing difficult and restricted. This can create a feeling that your nose is permanently blocked or congested. As a direct consequence, you may find oral breathing takes precedence during the night, often resulting in troublesome snoring.

We, in our group practice, are here to help if you are considering surgical reduction of the turbinates and you would like careful consultation in advance. No matter what, conservative treatments should always have been thoroughly investigated and tried before any surgical intervention.

The surgical treatments we offer do, of course, include additional variations of surgical procedures for turbinates or nasal conchae. For example, in addition to the operation to reduce the size of the turbinates, a reduction of the bony parts may also be considered.