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Nasal Flesh

The nose, which is one of the most important functional parts of respiration, has a structure consisting of bone and soft tissue. The nose flesh, which acts as a filter so that the air taken from the nose does not reach the lungs with formations such as viruses and particles, also provides humidification and heating of the respiratory air. Swelling of the nasal flesh for different reasons can sometimes reach the level that requires surgery.

What Causes Growth in Nasal Flesh?

Nose flesh growth can be caused by many reasons, as well as environmental factors and the existing structure of the nose, increase the rate of formation of the related complaint. Nevertheless;

• Enlargement of the nasal flesh of patients who are at risk of allergic reactions to factors such as dust and pollen is a common condition.
• Respiratory infections, long-term or chronic respiratory problems can cause swelling of the nasal flesh.
• Since the air in the environment is humid or polluted, it makes it difficult to balance the breathing, and it prepares the ground for the growth of the nasal flesh.
• It can also be observed that the nasal flesh grows due to some drugs that the patients are using.

What Causes Nose Flesh Growth?

Nasal flesh enlargement is a condition that can be seen at almost any age. This disorder, in which symptoms that usually affects sleep patterns are observed;

• Sleep Apnea
• Snorring
• Nasal Congestion
• Dry Mouth
• Respiratory Tract Infections
• It causes negative consequences such as fatigue and weakness due to insomnia

What are the Nose Flesh Reduction Methods?

Many methods are applied in the reduction of nasal flesh. The main techniques used for the treatment of concha (nasal flesh) enlargement, which is usually done with energy methods, can be classified as radiofrequency, electrocautery, laser and cold surgery.

In some patients, the cold surgery method, known as partial removal of the nasal flesh by cutting, can also be applied. Removal of the tissue related to electrocautery is also one of the methods that can be preferred in nasal concha reduction operations. Which method will be used in the operation is decided by considering the general health status of the patient and the growth rate and type of the concha.