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Turbinates are normal structures in the nose that help to filter and warm the air we breathe in through our nose. They look like little bony shelves, covered in mucosal lining. This mucosa can become swollen and enlarged and block the airflow into the nose. Turbinate swelling is caused by allergies, irritants in the air, hormones, and certain medications. You may have enlarged turbinates if you have these symptoms:
For many people, treatment with medicine such as steroid nose spray works to decrease the turbinate swelling and open the nasal airway. For some people, medical treatment is not enough, and in these cases surgery may be the best option. At Face Forward Houston turbinate reduction surgery will reduce the size of the turbinate, but not remove them completely. Everyone must have some turbinate structure in the nose to help with breathing, but there are many ways to reduce the size of the turbinate. Turbinate reduction is often done at the same time as septoplasty but may be done as a separate procedure, depending on what each patient needs. Turbinate surgery usually takes 15-30 minutes and patients can go home the same day. When undergoing a turbinate reduction Houston patients will receive treatment from Dr. Regina Rodman in her surgery center located in Houston, TX.
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The Face Forward process starts with a consultation. You will meet with Dr. Rodman (either in the office or via video call) to discuss the result or look you want to achieve. Dr. Rodman will review and educate you about your options and schedule you for the procedure of your choice. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Achieve your look and enjoy the new you! Schedule your consultation for plastic surgery in Houston at Face Forward today.
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