Turbinoplasty using a 2.9mm xomed blade – microdebrider causes lesser post-op morbidity to patients. It is a safer, superior technique as the mucosal surface is not disturbed – Submucous Resection of turbinate is done.
Method: Turbinate is entered into with the sharp end of blade. A 180o turn is made within, such that the blade is towards the submucosal tissue and debridement of tissue is done. This is done all along the turbinate – ‘decompressing’ it in the process.
- No post-op nasal crusting/ burning sensation as with other turbinal reduction techniques.
- Complements the ‘no pack’ technique of septal surgeries (splint/ septal clip).