Turbinate Reduction in Bakersfield
If you are suffering from turbinate hypertrophy due to allergies or any other factors, we may recommend turbinate reduction to enhance your breathing ability. At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we offer this solution to men and women living in Porterville, Bakersfield, CA and neighboring cities.
What is Turbinate Reduction?
Turbinate reduction is a minimally invasive procedure used to reduce the size of the turbinate tissue. The turbinate tissue is located inside the nostrils. When this tissue grows too large, it can interfere with your ability to breathe by blocking air flow through the nose. Turbinate tissue may increase in size due to natural growth or swelling from allergic reactions and other causes.
The turbinate reduction treatment is performed to restore optimal air flow to the nose. With turbinate reduction, we are able to restore a patient’s ability to breathe while also allowing the turbinate tissue to maintain its natural functions.
Why Choose Satish R. Vadapalli, MD for Your Turbinate Reduction Treatment?
Dr. Vadapalli specializes in treatments that involve the nose, mouth, and their related areas. With over two decades of experience, he is an ideal candidate for performing turbinate reduction treatments and related procedures. No matter what treatment you are receiving, you can always expect the attentive and personalized care for which we are known.
What is the Turbinate Reduction Treatment Like?
Turbinate reduction is a minimally invasive treatment that is performed with local anesthetic. During treatment, we will insert a small needle into the turbinate tissue that is blocking air flow. Then, the needle will emit radiofrequency energy to the tissue, heating it and causing it to shrink. This process only takes a few minutes to complete.
In extreme cases, surgical removal of turbinate tissue can be necessary. In these events, incisions are placed inside the nostrils where there will be no visible scarring. We also use general anesthesia to ensure your safety and comfort during this process.
What is the Turbinate Reduction Recovery Like?
Since the turbinate reduction treatment is minimally invasive, the recovery process is fairly short. Patients may experience some general discomfort for a few days following their treatment. However, these effects tend to fade quickly and you will be able to resume normal activities within a few days.
What Results Can I Expect from the Turbinate Reduction Treatment?
Turbinate reduction can take a few weeks to produce results, as the turbinate tissue needs time to respond to the treatment. Most patients notice results within a few weeks, which can be improved with further treatment sessions. If you receive surgical removal of turbinate tissue, your results will be noticeable almost immediately. Depending on the cause of your turbinate tissue growth, it is possible that it grows back. In these cases, additional treatments can be performed to maintain your results.
Bakersfield Sinus Center offers turbinate reduction and other sinus and snoring treatments to patients living in Bakersfield, Porterville, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.