The nasal septum is a thin cartilaginous membrane that divides the nose into two parts. It supports the nose and guides the flow of air in both ways. Normally, the septum is straight, but in some cases, it may be crooked due to injury or other factors, and can make it difficult to breathe, and also makes a sinus infection more likely to occur.
Turbinates are small, bony, scroll like structures inside the nose, and are lined with mucus. This is quite important, as the mucus lining filters and moistens the air before it enters the lungs.
When the septum is crooked, the nose gets unevenly divided, causing the turbinates to grow and further affecting the blockage. To treat both these conditions, a Turbinoplasty is performed alongside a Septoplasty, to restore the original shape of the nose and to make the breathing process easier.
A Turbinoplasty is performed alongside a Septoplasty. These procedures are generally performed when the patient has the following symptoms-
Great amount of improvements will occur after complete recovery and there will be vital changes in the breathing and sleeping pattern. The turbinates being the right size will function amazingly without any hassles.