Turbinate Reduction in Denver, CO

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Overview

Turbinates, small structures within the nose, can become swollen in a condition known as turbinate hypertrophy, which leads to sleep apnea, nosebleeds, chronic sinus infections, breathing problems, and more. Dr. Manish H. Shah, a board-certified plastic surgeon and nose surgery specialist in Denver, CO, is practiced in delicate inferior turbinate reduction surgery, also known as a turbinectomy, to decrease the size of the turbinates and reduce the resistance in the patient's airway. 

Surgical Technique

As a stand-alone procedure, a turbinectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The incisions are placed inside the nose so that the surgeon can use an endoscope and other surgical techniques with accuracy and precision. After the underlying bone and turbinate are removed or reduced, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures. Some surgeons may also use radio frequency trimming (diathermy) to decrease the size of the turbinate. 

My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!

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Best Plastic Surgical Office - I had a great experience with Dr. Shah’s Aesthetics Coordinator Tatiana. She performed Microneedling on surgical scars. Tatiana is very knowledgeable, personable, and puts you at ease. The results were great. I highly recommend any services withTatiana. Dr. Shah only hires the best for his practice.

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Tatiana is so wonderful! I’ve had several treatments with her to keep my face looking fresh, and EVERY time is fantastic. She is knowledgeable, kind and takes her time making sure my treatments are done do her high standards. My comfort is always her first priority and she has great conversation as well! Highly recommend her for any and all treatments she has to offer.

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Tatiana is wonderful, very knowledgeable provider of quality skin care!

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My nose was a disaster. I had various rhinoplasties from a few surgeons across the country after breaking my nose. Dr Shah understood how to approach the problem, and corrected visual cotorsion in my tip. Very very happy with the results. He is one of the best in the business.

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During/After Surgery

For the first few days after surgery, patients will experience a bloody discharge, swelling and bruising. They should subside after 2-3 weeks, and a normal breathing pattern should begin to take effect. Patients also begin to breathe easier, sleep well and experience less sinus problems.

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Diathermy or Surgery?

A turbinectomy’s surgical technique will depend on the complexity of the patient’s medical condition. The surgeon will be able to give a full assessment of the patient’s nasal condition and determine the best surgical technique after the consultation exam.

Back to Normal?

The results from an inferior turbinate reduction will settle a month after surgery. Patients will notice normal breathing, sleeping and sinus functions after the swelling and bruising subside.

Will I Look the Same?

A turbinectomy improves the internal function of the nose. However, it may slightly slim the nose if a lot of swollen turbinates are reduced. Patients wanting to significantly improve the outward appearance of their nose should consider rhinoplasty.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.