Temecula balloon rhinoplasty or sinuplasty allows patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis and who do not experience satisfactory effects from sinus medications to experience great relief. In fact, patients who have been followed for up to two years following surgery have generally reported great results that allow them to experience easier breathing and better quality of life than they once had.
Living with chronic sinus problems can be a miserable existence. Individuals may struggle with constant sinus infections, with difficulty breathing or with changes in their vocal quality. A sinuplasty that opens up these passages can allow fluids to drain, decreasing bacteria in the sinuses and providing the open spaces in the head that are needed for proper vocal quality.
A Temecula balloon rhinoplasty is different from other rhinoplasties in that it does not require any incisions or removal of bone or tissue as other rhinoplasties do. Instead, the surgeon will use a special catheter that has a balloon at its tip to expand the offending nasal passages. The surgeon will insert the catheter carefully into the nasal passage until he reaches the correct location. He will then inflate the balloon for an appropriate length of time before deflating the balloon and removing the catheter.
Dr. Tavoussi provides balloon rhinoplasties to Temecula patients with chronic sinusitis. Depending on the patient and the extent of congested sinuses, Dr. Tavoussi may choose to perform this procedure in his office at the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique or at the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center. If only local anesthetic is needed, he will be able to do it in his office, but the surgery center will be used for general anesthesia.