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Nasal concha reduction


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Against snoring with a nasal concha reduction.Anyone ever had a stuffy nose. In most cases, it is caused by a harmless cold which soon disappears. It suffers from chronic however, this could be a serious problem. Trigger for this can be pollutants in the air we breathe, allergies, medications, infections, which cause that the breathing shells are enlarged.

Most cases are caused by the erectile tissue in the nose. By the disabled nose breathing, sufferers are often forced to breathe through the mouth. But more complaints go hand in hand: the mucous membranes dry out and are irritated, sufferers tend to inflammation in the throat. As a result, upper respiratory infections, tonsillitis, the change of the voice arise to olfactory errors. Accompanied the patient has complaints to the eating, drinking and talking.

Over the years, the attraction on the throat may cause that the soft palate tissue grows. Throat and upper airways become narrower, increasing the effort to get air into the lungs. In the worst case, the breath work can be too large and breathing interruptions are from a few seconds up to 2 minutes the possible consequence (sleep apnea syndrome). In addition, this critical condition can manifest itself in heart complaints and increased fatigue. Other symptoms may include headache, even snoring and sleep disorders are often result a restricted breathing.

Reason for these complaints are mostly thickened nasal Concha, preventing the flow of breath. Nasal sprays bring only short-term improvement, with prolonged use of sprays is the risk of adverse events with the potential to worsen the symptoms. Permanent improvement and remedy then creates the nasal concha reduction (Conchotomie).

How works the Turbinate surgery

The turbinates are narrowed by artificial scarring of the Turbinate mucosa - through the use of radio frequencies and saline. Here comes a small probe to the usage which is introduced into the nose. The mucosal tissue is tightened by the fine scarring and thus the turbinates reduced.

The surgery can eliminate the reasons for a stuffy nose and disruptive snoring. The Chonchotomie is carried out either under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. A laser heated parts of the turbinates threshold tissue during this procedure. Using minimum energy, the doctor doing ensures that it attacked as little healthy tissue.

The fast method for patients who suffer from a chronic stuffy nose is suitable thanks to gentle therapy. Healthy structures are spared, permanently exposed to the respiratory tract. The improved nasal breathing reduces the mouth breathing - the nose can fully take over their task, regenerates the oral mucosa. Also snoring or associated sleep disorders addressed in their cause.

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For whom is a Turbinate reduction

  • Abnormal turbinates
  • Hormonal growths
  • Chronic tissue changes
  • Increased bone area of the nasal Concha
  • Injury of nose
  • Curvature of nasal septum with change of the nasal Concha
  • Runny nose
  • Mucosal proliferation of the nasal Concha

Turbinate surgery

The caustics can be performed under local anesthesia. This eliminates the need for a hospital stay. Only a recovery period of up to two days after surgery may be necessary. Sport under light load is also then possible soon again. A few days after surgery are expected wound secretion secretions of the nasal mucosa. Usually the nose with ointment is treated, with the follow-up in the ENT practice should the excess nasal secretions to be suctioned. Therefore a control by the ENT doctor is in the 10-14 days after surgery-need 2-3 times weekly, to ensure a proper wound healing. A definitive cure is reached usually after about 3 weeks.

The nasal concha reduction surgery

  • Lasers
  • Deserted
  • Icing
  • Remove mucous membrane of the nasal Concha
  • Bone tissue of the lower nasal Concha and remove according to mucosa
  • Completely remove lower nasal Concha

Price - cost in euro: 

300 -1500


Operation kind

local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia possible

Operation duration

approx. 1 hour

Ability to work

After about 2-4 weeks


3-6 years


  • Postoperative bleeding
  • Infections
  • Head pain
  • Pain
  • Numbness (nose and lips)
  • Breathing disabilities
  • Pelzigkeitsgefühl in the cheek
  • in a collapse of the nose (nostril after surgery invade) cartilage material from the own body must be inserted again (at the earliest after 6 months)
  • Dry nose with impaired function of the nasal Concha
  • Stinknase by bacteria on the blood crusts

Health insurance

The insurance will cover the cost if they are medically justified, E.g. respiratory Schierigkeiten and others


The durability of the OP is limited due to the rapid growth of the mucous membrane on a few years. Due to capacity for regeneration of the mucous membrane, the operation can be repeated any number of times. A longer shelf life can be achieved in combination with a nasal septum surgery.

Before the surgery

  • 3 weeks no blood gerinnendes means
  • 3 weeks before no cigarette and alcohol consumption
  • No surgery with colds or other infections

After the surgery

  • 3 weeks no cigarette and alcohol consumption
  • little facial movements
  • gently brushing your teeth
  • Open your mouth when sneezing
  • 2 months no intensive sport. After a week of light sport.
  • no side sleeping for about 2-3 weeks
  • 2-3 weeks not wearing glasses, but rather change contact lenses

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