Enter the operating room and see first-hand how nose surgery is performed and learn about each specific procedure with Beverly Hills...
Enter the operating room and see first-hand how nose surgery is performed and learn about each specific procedure with Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Specialist Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a distinguished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon internationally known for his innovative surgical techniques and expertise in revision & ethnic rhinoplasty./nIn this video you'll discover how a Tubinoplasty procedure, or Turbinate Surgery, is performed and learn why it is an important part of an overall rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure./nTurbinoplasty is the operation performed to reduce the size of the turbinate. Usually, only the inferior turbinates need correction./nLarge turbinates can cause nasal obstruction. In some cases where a deviated septum is present, compensatory hypertrophy of the turbinate occurs on the side opposite the deviation. The nose does its job of filtering, warming and humidifying when the oncoming airstream is about 2-3 millimeters wide. If the airway is too large on one side, the turbinates compensate by getting bigger. That is why turbinate surgery is sometimes necessary when the septum is straightened. Sometimes your doctor will recommend turbinate surgery if medication is not effective in opening your air passages./nMost turbinate surgery is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. Special instruments are used to remove bone inside the turbinate or the fleshy outer portion is removed. Since the surgical area is not closed with sutures, temporary packing mad of absorbable collagen is placed. This packing will either disintegrate or fall out after a few days. Most patients go home the same day. The typical operation usually takes less than an hour./nWatch the experience of the patient who underwent this and many other procedures during her ethnic, or westernization, rhinoplasty at...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QobQdRapPfs/nDr. Nassif's practice, Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery, is located in Beverly Hills, CA.
The anterior aspects of the turbinates were infiltrated with 1 cc of local. A Joseph elevator was used to outfracture the inferior turbinates. Next, the bipolar cauterizing instrument was placed through the incision along the length of the turbinate. The turbinates were cauterized upon withdrawing the unit (3 passes in each inferior turbinate). The bone was lateralized while fracturing it simultaneously with a Joseph elevator. A Goldman elevator was finally used to lateralize the bone.