Orange County Balloon Rhinoplasty has provided relief to numerous individuals suffering from stuffy sinuses, headaches, sinus pressure and difficulty breathing. With this fast, simple procedure, individuals can experience breathing comfort again when sleeping and during allergy season. A balloon rhinoplasty is not a surgery as such because it primarily involves the insertion and dilation of a small catheter. Therefore, recovery is usually easy, and individuals can get back to their regular schedules quickly.
Dr. Tavoussi performs Orange County Balloon Rhinoplasties at the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California, and the nearby Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center. This is an outpatient procedure that requires patients to arrive shortly before the scheduled procedure time. Patients will be discharged home soon after the procedure. During the Orange County Balloon Rhinoplasty, Dr. Tavoussi will insert in a narrow catheter through the nose and into the clogged sinus passage. He will then inflate the balloon located at the end of the catheter. This forces the nasal passageways open, draining sinuses that may have long been plugged.
Most patients will experience minimal discomfort following a balloon rhinoplasty. Any pain can usually be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Patients may wish to use a nasal saline spray to wash out mucous drainage from the nasal passages. Patients should plan on resting for the first day but can usually go back to work by the next day. They will need someone to drive them to and from the procedure, and they may need to wait a couple of hours before eating following the procedure due to the numbing of the throat from the local anesthetic.