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. 

A turbinate reduction surgery (or turbinectomy) performed by Dr. Shah offers numerous excellent benefits to improve your quality of life, including:

  • Opening the airways to improve breathing
  • Reducing snoring and sleep apnea
  • Reducing nasal congestion
  • Improving sleep
  • Supporting overall health
  • Easy outpatient procedure
  • No visible scarring

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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I’m so happy I choose Dr. Shah to get my procedure done. All the staff is Super nice and helpful. Too bad he no longer does Breast augmentations.

J.C. Google

Got a gynecomastia surgery last year. Completely life changing and extremely happy with the results. The team here does a great job explaining everything and making sure you're as comfortable as possible.

A.A. Google

I honestly regret choosing this doctor for my rhinoplasty. I went to him in 2018 for my first rhinoplasty and I trusted that he could give me my desired results. A couple months of healing and my results showed that I had an inverted V deformity nose which means he cut too much of nasal bone down. I went back to see him and he told me that we can do a revision to fix it, add a graft to the middle and it would be fixed. Since I added that, my nose is now very droopy and I’m having severe breathing problems and cannot breath naturally like I used to. There is also a dent on my nose and it looks extremely crooked especially when I smile. Also if you are an experienced doctor, you would know that if you are slimming down the bridge of the nose, whatever part you didn’t make smaller will appear very large in my case, as with my tip drooping over. I’m still very unhappy/sad with my nose after two rhinoplasties with him and I payed for the initial surgery which was over 8k and for the revision I had to pay over 2k for anesthesia fees. I went back to him recently to talk about the issues I am having. He presented that I do a tip surgery that will put more graft in the tip of my nose and bring it up which he says is non invasive. I was quoted another 6.7k to fix the issue that he initially was unable to do in one surgery. I am now going to pay more money to be happy with the tip of my nose, and am so fearful that something could go wrong since this will now have to be my third time getting a rhinoplasty. I wish I could go back and chose a different doctor. I think doing your research and at least consulting with many doctors before you make your decision, and try to avoid having to do multiple surgeries to fix the previous one.

A.S. Yelp

Really satisfied with my results! I was super skeptical about finding the right surgeon for my BBL revision but Dr Shah was really confident and he succeeded my goals. I also loved that he didn’t push me to spend more money then I had to. All of his staffing was super sweet and patient with me as well!

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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.