Those that suffer from severe sinusitis or repeated sinus infections are constantly in pain and discomfort. Blocked or closed sinus passages can be debilitating, causing you to miss work, special life events and activities you enjoy. One option for treatment is balloon sinus surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that can be done as an outpatient surgery by a qualified head and neck reconstructive plastic surgeon.
What Is Balloon Sinus Surgery?
Unlike sinus surgeries that require invasive surgery in your sinus passages, balloon sinus surgery is often completed without general anesthesia or incisions. This procedure uses a surgical “balloon” that is inserted into the sinus cavity through the nasal passage. In most cases, it can be performed in an office setting only using local anesthesia. The balloon is inflated in the sinus cavity to open and reform the passages. This can allow the sinuses to drain properly, eliminating sinusitis and infections for relief.
Compared to traditional sinus surgeries, balloon sinus surgeries offer a quicker recovery time and lower risks of complications. Most people recover within a few days and begin reaping the rewards of their procedure.
Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Sinus Surgery?
It may seem odd to choose a plastic surgeon for sinus surgery, but facial plastic surgeons that specialize in head, neck and nasal reconstructive surgeries have advanced training in nasal surgeries. Many people who need sinus surgery may also have a deviated septum or other nasal issues that can be repaired at the same time as their balloon sinus surgery. Plus, these specialists understand the delicate construction of the nose and are experts in performing both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries that affect the nasal and sinus passages.
If you suffer from sinusitis and want relief, consult a facial plastic surgeon that offers balloon sinus surgery. In one quick procedure, you can end your sinus issues and enjoy your life again.
Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
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