Sinus Surgery

Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Sinus surgery is of the most common nose procedures performed. Sinus surgery is used to treat sufferers of acute and chronic sinus issues, including sinus infection. Sinus surgery is aimed at helping relieve sinus pressure in patients. The sinuses are tiny passageways connected to the nose and mouth which help purify the air we breathe. Occasionally, our sinuses get blocked, which causes them to swell and exert pressure on the nerves of the face. This causes pain and makes it difficult to breathe, but it can also leave you with an uncomfortable drainage problem. If these problems persist, sinus surgery is re-opens the sinus passageways and makes it easier to breathe.

There are three main types of sinus surgery. Functional endoscopic surgery uses a tiny endoscope inserted through the nostrils to correct sinus problems. This is a true surgical procedure that actually involves cutting away sinus tissue and physically widening the sinus passageways. This procedure is very common and requires several days of recovery time. Balloon sinuplasty is a newer procedure that uses a tiny balloon on the end of an endoscope to widen the sinus passages. Instead of cutting away tissue, the balloon gently inflates, pushing against the sinus tissue and causing it to compact against the walls of the sinuses. Since there is no cutting or removal of tissue, this process is typically less painful and requires less recovery time. In some extreme cases a doctor may opt to do open sinus surgery. This is an invasive procedure that often requires accessing the sinuses through an incision in the mouth or the face. This procedure can be used to correct sinus passages, as well as remove major blockages, such as bone spurs, that are causing problems.

 

 

Who is a Candidate for Sinus Surgery?
Healthy men and women who have experienced chronic sinus inflammation or infection, tried prescription medications, and have had a CT scan confirming the need for surgery may be excellent candidate for sinus surgery. During a consultation, an experienced surgeon will work with you to help determine the best course of action that will deliver the most appealing results.

What is the Recovery like from Sinus Surgery?
Nasal fracture surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with most patients returning to the comfort of their own home a few hours after surgery. Surgery may be performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference.

Length of recovery time depends on the complexity of the procedure and varies from patient to patient. Prescription pain medication is usually only required for the first few days. Mild discomfort, bruising, or swelling lasts about 3 to 5 days. Most patients are able to return to work, school, or other daily activities within about one week. Avoidance of contact sports is recommended for about one month after surgery. Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-art techniques and the use of homeopathic or herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

Those patients considering sinus surgery should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Our doctors are Board Certified, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper breathing function.

To schedule a private consultation with the Hudson Valley, Westchester County and the Tri-State Area’s most experienced Board Certified head and neck surgeons, please contact our Concierge Patient Coordinators at (845) 454-8025 or email us at info@NYfaceMD.com


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