The Voice Clinic
Celon Turbinate Reduction
An in-office procedure to improve nasal airflow
Turbinate hypertrophy is a condition in the nose in which the mucosal lining of the turbinates becomes thickened. This can block the nasal passage and contribute to nasal obstruction.
The Celon procedure is designed to reduce the thickness of the tissue of the inferior turbinates and open the nasal passage to normal airflow. Because the Celon procedure reduces the submucosal tissue, the normal lining and function of the turbinates is left intact, which makes recovery easier. This procedure can be done in the office under local anesthetic and takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
You may be a good candidate for the Celon turbinate reduction if your nasal obstruction alternates sides or is worse when you lie down. If you have a septal deviation, the Celon procedure can still improve your breathing, but you may require additional surgery to straighten the septum in order to achieve optimal results. A full evaluation of your nose and nasal passages by an Otolaryngologist will help you decide if the Celon procedure is the right one for you.