Celon Office Turbinoplasty

Celon turbinates reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the inferior nasal turbinates to improve nasal airflow. Nasal obstruction can cause numerous problems such as difficulty breathing through the nose, snoring and constant feeling of congestion and stuffiness. Allergies, pollution and turbulent airflow are just a few ways that the nose can become inflamed.

What are Turbinates?

The turbinates are long structures in the nose designed to help direct airflow through the nose. They are also used to help sense air flow. Allergies and a deviated septum are some of the symptoms that can cause the turbinates to become enlarged or “hypertrophied.” Inflamed turbinates are one of the leading causes of nasal congestion and obstruction. When the turbinates enlarge, it can make it difficult for you to breathe.

Procedure of Celon

The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy specializes in minimally invasive techniques to improve nasal obstruction. The Celon in-office turbinates reduction procedure is a very simple option to relieve chronic nasal obstruction. A small wand is placed in the nose after topical anesthetic and radio-frequency is used to ablate the inferior turbinates causing scar formation and a reduction in size.

This procedure is simple, painless and takes only a few minutes to perform. It reduces the size of the turbinates without causing damage to the mucosal layer which helps you sense the air flow through your nose. It prevents unwanted complications such as “empty nose syndrome.” Performed with Celon technology, the procedure will cause little to no pain and can be performed with a topical anesthesia in less than 10 minutes. Celon technology does not allow the probe to conduct heat unless it is within the tissue making it very safe and effective.

Is Celon safe?

Turbinates surgery is generally safe but, like any procedure, there are a few risks. The biggest risk involves removing too much tissue resulting in a collapsed septum, which can result in a permanently dry nose. A hole in the septum can cause bleeding and a whistle when you breathe. The issue is that the turbinates cannot warm and humidify the air you breathe.

What are the risks with Celon?

Some of the risks associated with turbinates surgery include bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, chronic nasal inflammation, infection, numbness of the front teeth and a loss of the sense of smell.

Recovery from Celon

The recovery time from a turbinates surgery depends on how invasive the procedure. For less invasive turbinates reductions, recovery is usually fast and mostly painless with the scar tissue in your nose healed in about three weeks. For more invasive procedures, recovery takes between three to six months.

You may need to pack your nostrils with gauze for up to a week after your surgery to help keep the tissues in place. The biggest thing is to avoid blowing your nose or pulling your clothing over your head to help prevent bleeding and swelling of your nose. It is best to stay away from strenuous activities for a few weeks. It may also be recommended by your doctor to keep your head elevated while sleeping to avoid irritating your nose.

Benefits of Celon

There are many great benefits when receiving SINUVA, including:

  • Breathe more freely
  • Fewer sinus infections
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Precise removal
  • Preserves normal turbinates function

Contact us today and make an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for this minimally invasive solution to nasal relief and improved breathing.

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