Beaches Facial Plastic &
Nasal Surgery Center
Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS
Jacksonville Beach, FL 904.249.2580
Fernandina Beach, FL 904.321.2580
Sinus & Nasal Surgery | Jacksonville Beach, FL
Balloon Sinus Dilation is a treatment option for recurrent and persistent sinusitis sufferers. More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis every year, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. Traditionally, those who suffer from the pain, pressure and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections have two routes to relief; taking antibiotics, steroids, and over-the-counter medications, and/or undergoing sinus surgery under general anesthesia. Now, qualified patients have a new treatment option, a simple office procedure called balloon sinus dilation.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed by Dr. Trimas right here, in his office. The objective of balloon sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.
The balloon sinus dilation procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and usually does not require general anesthesia. In many cases the patient is able to resume normal activities within 24 hours. At your initial office visit, Dr. Trimas can determine if your condition is one that may benefit from balloon sinus dilation and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this treatment option.
Dr. Trimas is a trained and experienced user of balloon sinus dilation technologies. Often times, this procedure can be combined with a cosmetic rhinoplasty. If you are experiencing sinus problems and desire aesthetic improvement to your nose, the joint procedure will allow you to combine recovery time and may save you money on the elective portion of your surgery. Make an appointment with Dr. Trimas today to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.
To learn more about sinusitis treatment options and balloon sinus dilation, visit www.SinusSurgeryOptions.com.
Instructions for Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty Surgery:
* You will be MOUTH-BREATHING due to possible swelling inside your nose.
Next 1-2 weeks
* You will be stuffy for a couple of weeks.
In 1 gallon of distilled water add 4 teaspoons (sea salt OR canned salt) and 1teaspoon baking soda. Using a baby bulb syringe, squeeze solution into nose (while bent over sink or towel) and irrigate until drainage is somewhat clear. It is normal for discharge to be various colors. Blood clots and mucous may come out.