The length of the surgery, depending on the type of anaesthesia (general/local), is approx. 15-30 minutes.
Tamponing of the nasal cavity is rarely necessary (especially after the “scissor” method). In case of tamponing, the tampon is removed on the first day after surgery.
The advantage of the operation is the improvement of nasal breathing, which also has a positive effect on daytime activity and restful sleep at night. In cases where the inhibited nasal breathing already causes secondary diseases of the paranasal sinuses, ears, pharynx, larynx and lower respiratory tract, sleep disorders, the surgery also helps with these.
Nasal concha reduction surgery is a common and safe procedure, side effects are rare. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, primarily bleeding, less commonly infection. It is important that in case of severe nosebleeds, weakness, severe headache unresponsive to analgesics, high fever, an examination is required immediately at our Hospital or the regionally competent otolaryngology department. In this case, call our case manager.
Before the operation, you will receive an information sheet and a statement of consent, which contains detailed information about the nasal concha surgery, its risks, information before and after the procedure, and what to do. In all cases, it is possible to discuss the possible risks of surgery with your doctor before deciding on treatment.
There are also risk factors associated with anaesthesia, for which we provide a separate information sheet and a statement of consent. Mandatory preoperative examinations ensure that the risk is minimized.
The need for surgery is decided and recommended based on the otolaryngology examination performed in our hospital and medical history. Our otolaryngologist uses a nasal speculum and endoscope to examine your nose, check the shape of the nasal septum, the size of the nasal conchae, and see if there are any other abnormalities (polyps, hypertrophic tonsil, rarely a tumour). The final diagnosis is made based on a physical examination and a CT scan of the nasal and paranasal sinuses. Allergy testing is also performed for signs of allergy. Suitability for anaesthetic surgery is decided by our anaesthesiologist or, if necessary, and internist, based on a blood count, ECG examination and chest X-ray.