Millions of Americans experience the pain and discomfort of acute and chronic sinus infections, as tiny passageways connected to the nose and mouth become inflamed and blocked. Intense pressure in the nose, head and face is often reported, as pressure is placed on the nerves of the face. Other complaints include difficulty breathing and excess drainage. The good news for sinus sufferers, however, is that they can breathe easy with advanced sinus surgery.
Whether present at birth or due to an injury to the nose, a deviated septum is largely to blame for many sinus problems. As such, a Septoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct a deviated septum, opening up the airway and creating balance among nasal passages. In another case, it might be necessary to cut away sinus tissues and widen the sinus passageways. This procedure is a functional endoscopic surgery that inserts a tiny endoscope through a patient’s nostrils to directly address sinus issues. On the other hand, a balloon sinuplasty provides a twist on the standard endoscopic surgical method. Using a tiny balloon that’s positioned on the end of an endoscope, the nasal passages are not cut—they are simply widened as tissue is pressed against the sinus walls.
Even so, new-age techniques and implantation have provided significant improvements for many individuals with nasal obstruction, lateral wall or nasal valve collapse. Specifically, the LATERA non-permanent implant has been shown to reduce nasal congestion and stuffiness, and individuals report less trouble breathing through the nose. In addition, their ability to breathe during exercise is improved with reduced nasal obstruction and better sleep.
You Deserve A Better Quality Of Life
Do you suffer from impaired breathing, chronic sinusitis, a deviated septum or other structural deformity that makes it difficult for you to participate in activities or sleep well? You deserve a better quality of life! As an experienced sinus surgeon and leading expert in facial reconstruction and plastic surgery, Dr. Maurice Khosh is a trusted source in the industry for effective sinus surgery and patient care.
To learn more about advanced solutions and surgical repairs for your sinus problems, call Dr. Khosh’s Manhattan practice today.