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What are the Sinuses?

The nasal sinuses are air spaces lined with a mucous membrane and surrounded by bone. The nasal sinuses drain through small passageways into the nasal cavity. Although patients normally do not notice it, some patients with severe allergies may feel this sinus drainage as post-nasal drip. Also called the paranasal sinuses, they are believed to …

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What are the Nasal Turbinates?

Turbinates are normal structures in the nasal passages. There is an inferior, middle, and superior turbinate on each side of the nose. The turbinates are highly vascular tissue, consisting of bone, spongy erectile tissue, and mucous membrane outer lining. The turbinates, along with the septum and nose, humidify, warm, and clean the air we breathe. …

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What is a Deviated Septum?

The septum is a sheet of cartilage and bone that divides the nose into left and right chambers. A deviated septum is a condition where the septum is severely shifted away from the midline, bent, crooked, or misshapen. Some degree of deviation is quite common, because roughly 80 percent of all nasal septums are deviated. …

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Does insurance cover Sinus Surgery?

Dr. Chaboki provides the finest in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery at affordable prices, and he participates with most insurance plans. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost could be covered. The office accepts insurance in …

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Can I combine Sinus Surgery with other facial surgery?

Yes, it's generally preferred to combine procedures. By combining surgery, you may save money on fees because insurance may cover a portion of the procedure. Additionally, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area, such as fat transfer and face lifting. Lastly, you only have one recovery period following surgery instead …

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When can I resume regular exercise after Sinus Surgery?

Before your body heals, strenuous activity or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. How long patients should restrict their activity during recovery varies, based on the operation performed and patient's medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavier activity, such as …

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What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after Sinus Surgery?

Washington, DC sinus treatment surgery may usually be safely performed on patients with various chronic, stable medical conditions. However, sinus surgery may be delayed or cancelled as needed for patient safety. Dr. Chaboki performs a complete physical and discusses the patient's history prior to undergoing reconstructive treatments. Dr. Chaboki works with his patients to help …

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