ENT Nose Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
The human nose is an impressive, yet delicate sensory organ with a complex and intricate anatomical structure. The nose not only helps us breathe and smell, but it also protects the body from harmful microorganisms. When physical damage or medical disorders affect the nose, these conditions can have a swift and significant impact on a person’s quality of life. When residents from the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and surrounding areas of Arizona suffer from nasal conditions, they turn to Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, for treatment.
What Are Nose Conditions?
Sneezing, a runny nose, sleep apnea, and nasal obstructions that make it difficult to breathe are just a sampling of the nose conditions that Dr. Taghizadeh routinely treats. The nose has a highly specialized anatomical structure that serves multiple purposes, including breathing, our sense of smell, and serving as a passageway for the sinuses. Dr. Taghizadeh is an ENT specialist who diagnoses and treats a variety of nose conditions to help his patients breathe easier and alleviate their nasal symptoms.
Benefits of Treatment for Nose Conditions
People who suffer from nose conditions can experience a range of uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and inconvenient symptoms. Dr. Taghizadeh’s targeted approach to treating nasal disorders can effectively treat the following:
- Headache pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Sleep disorders
- Smelling disorders
What Are the Different Nose Treatments at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC?
Surgical treatment is often the only solution for certain nasal disorders and conditions. For instance, nasal surgery can open and correct the air passageways in the nasal cavity or remove nasal obstructions, such as polyps, that make it hard to breathe. Dr. Taghizadeh is highly trained and skilled in providing the highest level of care for some of the most advanced nasal treatments, including:
Septoplasty is the primary surgical procedure used to correct a deviated septum. The septum is composed of bone and cartilage, and if one side becomes deviated due to trauma or natural causes, it can not only make the nose appear uneven, but it can also cause a nasal obstruction on the deviated side. Straightening the septum and making the nose appear even is the primary goal of a septoplasty. While this surgical procedure is quite invasive, recovery time is surprisingly short.
Turbinates are bony structures within the sinus cavity that naturally enlarge and shrink. In some people, the turbinates can become so enlarged that it leads to nasal congestion and becomes difficult to breathe. Endoscopic turbinoplasty is a short and painless surgical procedure that’s designed to permanently reshape and shrink enlarged turbinates. While nonsurgical alternatives exist for treating enlarged turbinates, this simple surgical procedure provides more consistent, dramatic, and long-lasting results than nonsurgical methods of treatment.
Turbinectomy is another nasal procedure that treats enlarged turbinates, but unlike turbinoplasty, the turbinate tissues are completely or partially cut out of the nose. Dr. Taghizadeh performs this outpatient surgery under general anesthesia to clear the nasal airways and restore nasal function.
Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is usually a procedure that’s performed purely for cosmetic reasons. A functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the internal and external anatomy of the nose solely for medical purposes. A functional rhinoplasty can improve breathing problems and alleviate facial pressure, nasal congestion, and chronic sinus infections.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery is designed to remove obstructions or blockages that prevent the sinus pathways from draining. This procedure is an effective solution for chronic sinusitis that does not improve with nonsurgical treatments.
Non-Invasive Sinus Treatment
Dr. Taghizadeh also performs nonsurgical, in-office procedures that do not involve cutting of the nasal skin or bone to reduce sinusitis symptoms. Balloon sinuplasty, a procedure where Dr. Taghizadeh opens blocked sinuses in the same manner that a heart surgeon opens up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty, is one such procedure. Prescription medications, nasal sprays, and home remedies are other nonsurgical treatments that he uses to alleviate nasal congestion, swelling of the sinus cavities, and underlying allergies.
PROPEL® Sinus Implant
PROPEL® is a small, flexible, and self-dissolving steroid-releasing implant that is placed along the lining of the sinus walls during sinus surgery. This spring-like implant opens the ethmoid sinus cavity and keeps it open by gradually delivering a controlled amount of advanced corticosteroids directly to the sinus tissues as it dissolves. This device is FDA-approved and has been proven safe and highly effective through a series of clinical trials.
Dr. Taghizadeh is a board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who values the patient relationship, authenticity, and hard work. His medical expertise, along with the outstanding customer service of his support staff, has made Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, one of the most highly recommended nose treatment centers among the residents of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and get the relief you deserve from your nasal symptoms.