Turbinate Reduction Surgery

This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Uğur Tosun

Reyap Hospital – Istanbul, Turkey

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FaQ – Turbinate Reduction Surgery

How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction surgery?

Recovery times can vary, but most patients start to feel better within a week after the surgery. Complete healing and the final resolution of swelling may take several weeks to a few months. During the recovery period, patients are advised to follow their surgeon’s instructions closely, including performing nasal irrigation and avoiding strenuous activities.

Is turbinate reduction surgery painful?

Turbinate reduction surgery is typically associated with mild to moderate discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications. Patients may experience some nasal congestion and soreness in the immediate postoperative period, but these symptoms usually subside within a few days to a week.

Are the results of turbinate reduction surgery permanent?

The results of turbinate reduction surgery can be long-lasting, particularly when the underlying causes of turbinate swelling, such as allergies, are well-managed. However, in some cases, turbinates can regrow or re-swell, especially if irritants or allergens continue to affect the nasal passages. Regular follow-ups with an ENT specialist can help monitor the long-term success of the surgery.

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