Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, India
The nasal turbinates also can be reduced at the same time. Enlargement of the turbinates, known as turbinate hypertrophy, is another common cause of nasal obstruction, especially in patients with long-standing nasal allergies. When turbinate tissues become overgrown and cause functional airway disturbances, a partial turbinate reduction is indicated.
Will Insurance Companies Cover Cosmetic Surgery of Nose?
Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, surgery to correct or improve breathing function, major deformity, or injury is frequently covered in whole or in part. Patients should obtain cost information from their surgeons and discuss with their insurance carrier prior to surgery. Costs vary widely according to the surgeon and the procedures being performed.