Turbinate Nose Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Turbinates are structures on the sidewall of the inside of the nose. They project into the nasal passages as ridges of tissue. Their function is to clean and humidify the air as it moves through the nose into the lungs. Turbinate hypertrophy occurs when the turbinates are enlarged, which can lead to congested or blocked nasal breathing, breathing trouble at night and snoring, chronic nosebleeds, and/or chronic sinus infections. When medications do not remedy this condition, a turbinate reduction (turbinoplasty) may be required.
Turbinate surgery corrects the problem of nasal obstruction by reducing the turbinate size and decreasing airway resistance while preserving the natural function of the turbinates. This improves nasal breathing and can also help to reduce nasal drainage and post-nasal drip. The surgery may be performed in conjunction with a surgical septoplasty, sinus surgery, or rhinoplasty.
Understanding the Procedure
Turbinate reduction does not involve cutting through the skin. It is performed entirely through the nostrils. Using an endoscope to improve visualization,Dr. Moradzadeh makes a small puncture in the mucosal lining of the turbinate and carefully reduces the size of the turbinate with amicrodebrider device. This innovative device allows the turbinate to be reduced on the inside without damaging the mucosal lining.
It is important that the turbinate not be removed completely because that can result in dry, crusty turbinate. Without a turbinate, the air an individual breathes does not get adequately humidified and warmed. Sometimes turbinate tissue will re-grow after turbinate surgery, in which case the procedure may need to be repeated.
What to Expect Afterwards
Patients can expect mild pain, nasal stuffiness, and mild nasal drainage after the procedure. These conditions, which are a normal part of the healing process, improve significantly after the first week. Dr. Moradzadeh may advise you to use saline sprays or irrigations after the surgery, and will give you other post-operate instructions to ensure that your nose heals properly.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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