Turbinoplasty in Panama
What does turbinoplasty involve?
Turbinoplasty is a highly effective surgical method that is recommended to solve turbinate hypertrophy.
When the turbinates become inflamed, they can impede the correct flow of air and force the patient to visit the specialist numerous times. When traditional or less invasive treatments do not provide a lasting result, this surgery can be considered.
Through turbinoplasty, the ENT doctor will reduce the size of the turbinates to allow the passage of air and the effectiveness of its function.
Surgical technique of turbinoplasty.
The main objective of this surgical procedure is to help the turbinates allow and filter the flow of air entering through the nose through a technique known as “Surgical Outfracture”.
The turbinoplasty technique is performed with a thin tool, capable of entering through the nostrils and repositioning the turbinate in order to achieve the target.
Of course, each case of turbinoplasty is different because each patient has different conditions, For example, in some cases, part of the turbinate tissue will need to be shaved or the inferior turbinate will need to be removed.
Regardless of your situation, you must trust the ENT doctor who will perform the surgery and follow the postoperative care recommendations with determination.
How to prepare for turbinoplasty?
Talk to your trusted ENT doctor about your routine medications, as they may affect the composition of your blood in some way. They may recommend discontinuing or changing some of them.
You should also discuss if you suspect pregnancy as well as your eating and drinking habits. For example, if you are a frequent drinker of alcohol.
Since this is an outpatient surgery, the doctor will tell you to fast after midnight before the day of the appointment.
Cost of turbinoplasty in Panama.
Turbinoplasty is a surgical procedure that fits each patient’s needs. The degree of complexity between one surgery and another varies from person to person and, therefore, the price as well.
You can quote with Dr. Lech the price of turbinoplasty in Panama.
Side effects of turbinoplasty.
Just as in any other surgery, there are risks that are not necessarily side effects, but may affect a small percentage of patients who undergo turbinoplasty, such as:
- Infection of the incision.
- Allergies to the recommended medications.
- Change in the ability to smell.
- Insensitivity in the nose.
- Fluid accumulation in the nose.
- Repetitive nasal blockage.
Frequently asked questions.
Does turbinoplasty hurt?
During the surgical procedure, the patient is sedated locally or under general anesthesia. This decision is up to the physician. This means that during the surgery the patient does not feel any pain.
However, it is inevitable that there is pain and swelling in the area at the end of the surgery that lasts at least 2 or 3 days.
This pain can be managed with drugs recommended by the doctor before surgery.
How does the nose look like after a turbinoplasty?
This surgery is an internal process of the nose that is related to the turbinates; that is, there is no reason to notice an external difference after the process.
It can be said that, in some very isolated cases, patients notice a thinning of the nose because the turbinates were protruding and now they are no longer noticeable with the reduction.
Turbinoplasty recovery time?
The process is different for each patient. Even so, the first 7 days are recommended for total rest. The patient will not be able to perform strenuous activities for this period of time.
After the first 7 days, activities such as returning to work can be implemented. For athletes, the process will be different and returning to exercise will depend on the doctor's decision.
The patient recovers completely in a period of 2 months.