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 Englewood, 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. 

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Highest recommendation! Lift to improve my neck & tighten up the area - I wanted to improve my neck just below chin to tighten up the area.After doing some research I found Dr. Manish Shah and selected him based off of his reputation and then I felt that he was very professional, very talented, versatile,very attentive, kind and compassionate and understood exactly what I needed done. I had an exceptional experience with the team and they were very caring. Super friendly, knowledgeable and courteous staff.Everything went very smoothly and exactly how I expected.I would not see a different team if I have future proceduresI had really good results that were in line with what I expected. They have my highest recommendation!

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My experience was not very good. I felt rush during my procedure. Their bedside manners where very bad. I left with pain on my face, because the botox was applied very rough. I have had botox in the past so I know the procedure. Also, Their office staff do not return phone calls, which is very annoying and lack of customer service.

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Super happy with my results and had a wonderful experience - Dr. Shah is an amazing surgeon who really takes time to explain procedures, customize a plan, and work with you to get your best result. Dr. Shah performed a revision chin lipo on me from a previous surgeon and exceeded my expectations. He even did a revision on an obvious scar from my first surgery, and now my new scar isn’t even visible. I’m super happy with my results and had a wonderful experience. I’ll definitely be going to him if I need anything done in the future and would highly recommend!

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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.