Nose Concha Growth
Every healthy person has a total of six nasal bones, three on one side and three on three sides. It is necessary to prepare these nasal meats, which we also call concha, with nasal and nasal polyps. Both nasal and ethoid polyps are non-carrying tissues for the body. Adapted nasal meats are necessary tissues for the roads. They humidify, warm and clean the air we breathe. They act as a kind of strainer and work like air conditioners.
How do they do this task?
There is a membrane layer (mucosa) surrounding the nasal flesh. This membrane is the main function of the nasal meats. The cells on the membrane are adept at heating, cleaning and humidifying the air we breathe.
Nasal meats sometimes enlarge temporarily during the day, sometimes they shrink. They are not stable and the same size. Think of these fluctuations as the diameter of the strainer increasing and decreasing.
If the environment we are in is cold, the nasal flesh temporarily enlarges. This is the reason why our nose is blocked in cold weather. In hot and fresh air, the nasal concha temporarily shrinks; this way, we feel our noses more open and we can breathe more easily.
Nasal meats, which are so necessary for respiration, can sometimes become permanently overgrown and prevent us from breathing. This does not happen out of nowhere, of course; Some reasons such as allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, living in places with bad weather conditions, using nasal drops for a long time can cause this situation.
What to do in nose meat growth:
What to do when faced with such a problem? What should the treatment be?
If the growth of the nasal concha is mild to moderate, drug treatment should definitely be tried. Because there is a possibility of shrinkage with medication and this should be the first treatment to be tried. If there is a large nasal concha that does not shrink with medication or is extremely large, then we resort to solutions other than drug therapy.
What is the non-surgical solution other than drugs in the treatment of nasal concha enlargement?
For this, we have recently applied the process we call radiofrequency to the nasal concha. Radiofrequency application is a painless and very simple method for you that can be done in office conditions.
The main advantages of this procedure
.Does not require a hospital environment, can also be applied in an office environment,
.As it can be performed with local anesthesia, it can also be applied to patients at risk of receiving general anesthesia.
.The process can be completed in as little as 5 to 10 minutes.
.Does not require nasal packing after the procedure.
.Bleeding does not occur as there is no intranasal incision.
.It is one of the important advantages of returning to daily life immediately. We will not prevent you from working after radiofrequency; so you can continue your work on the same day after a simple procedure that does not require rest.
We only shrink the nasal concha with radiofrequency. We do not take the nose meat completely. Let’s not forget that; It can be said that the surgical removal of all the nasal concha, which is so beneficial, is “nose murder”. We know very well that; your nose meats have a very important role in your life like “breathing”…
If the growth of the conchae can not be corrected with medication or radiofrequency treatment, surgical reduction of the concha should be considered.
The important point in nasal meat surgery is not to damage the membrane (mucosa) part of the meat that functions. Meat reduction should be achieved by working on the soft tissue and bone under the membrane. In this context, we use a high-tech device called shawer. Thanks to this device, the excess meat and bone structure can be reduced. The membrane (mucosa) is not destroyed after the nasal concha reduction procedures performed with this technique and meticulously. This means that nasal congestion is eliminated by preserving nasal functions.
Concha growth How is it treated?
Nose meat enlargement can occur for various reasons. Many factors such as nasal deviation, presence of allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, reflux, thyroid hormone disorders, chronic smoking, bad weather conditions can cause nasal concha enlargement.
The enlargement of the nasal concha can cause many complaints such as nasal congestion, shortness of breath, headache, snoring, and waking up intensely in the morning.
Removing the problem of nasal flesh enlargement makes our patients very comfortable and eliminates existing complaints.
The first way to solve this problem is, of course, drug therapy. Allergy drugs and drugs that shrink the nasal concha can be used for a certain period of time.
If there is no regression with drug treatment, then concha reduction methods take the form of different treatments.
Treatment methods related to this issue have also changed considerably in recent years. Reducing the concha with radiofrequency is one of them. Approximately 80% of nasal concha enlargements can be reduced by radiofrequency.
Radiofrequency method, which is a simple procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia, is a short procedure that takes 5-10 minutes and our patients can continue their work even on the same day after the procedure.
If there are concha problems that cannot be reduced by radiofrequency, this problem can be eliminated with endoscopic conchae reduction methods.