Those who have had chronic sinus infections may have found themselves with constant sinus pressure, pain, irritating drainage, difficulty breathing, snoring issues and the inability to smell well. When this only lasts a week or two as it would with the usual sinus infection, it can be an inconvenience but is a source of constant discomfort if it goes on longer than this or consistently comes back. A Temecula balloon sinuplasty is one option for controlling this issue.
The traditional sinus surgery required the surgeon to cut through tissues to open up the sinus cavity. This was usually done in one of three ways based on which sinus was affected. However, an easier, less invasive option is now approved and accepted for its safety and efficacy. This is known as the Temecula balloon sinuplasty.
A Temecula balloon sinuplasty offers many benefits for patients who choose it. It can often be done right in the clinic office if only local anesthesia is used. Of course, in this case, the patient will also be given sedation to help him or her relax throughout the procedure. Recovery is generally much easier with the balloon sinuplasty versus the traditional procedure. With the traditional procedure, patients will need to take up to a week or two away from work to recover. On the other hand, the balloon procedure typically only requires one or two days of rest. While a balloon sinuplasty may have to be repeated in the future due to the sinuses closing back up, the low-key aspect of the procedure does not make this a turn-off for most patients.