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Old 01-03-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

Has anyone ever gone through this procedure for swollen turbinates and did it work for you? I have nasal obstruction for the second time, and I'm thinking about using this method to "cure" it.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

I didn't have this procedure to reduce my turbinates, how does this method works? Btw, can I ask what was the method you had the first time you went to reduce your turbinates and how did a 2nd nasal obstruction occur? Does somnoplasty hurt as bad as the traditional method?

 
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

I had my one of my right turbinate reduced as part of my sinus surgery. My surgery was very sucessful. And even with the packing in my nose, I could breath better out of my right nostril immediately.

 
Old 01-09-2005, 09:19 AM   #4
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

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I had my one of my right turbinate reduced as part of my sinus surgery. My surgery was very sucessful. And even with the packing in my nose, I could breath better out of my right nostril immediately.
How did you manage to breathe thru those packings? I had to use my mouth! There just weren't any space for air to come out or in with the packings in both my noses... heez...

 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

LOL I don't know. I mean I could feel the packing in there but I could breathe through it somewhat, whereas before surgery that nostril was completely blocked

 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:05 AM   #6
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

LOL... maybe there are gaps or tubes running along the packing so you could breathe. I can feel that my right nose is starting to block a little again which I feel sad and disappointed about. I certainly don't want to go thru the surgery again. Let me know if you are going to have the somnoplasty and how it works.

 
Old 08-03-2005, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

Just had the procedure one month back recovering quite well ... the process was a short one ... now breathing better than in the past when my nose was fully blocked >.<

 
Old 08-03-2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

How does somnoplasty differ from regular endoscopic sinus surgery? Just curious here, as I don't know anything about it...

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Old 08-05-2005, 08:04 AM   #9
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Re: Somnoplasty for Chronic Nasal Obstruction

im just guessing. i did have limited ess, though. my right maxillary sinus had a bit of mucus in it, so they had to clean it out. i think ess is just for unblocking/ cleaning out any infected sinus cavities. somnoplasty is specifically for the turbinates.

 
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