How is sinus surgery performed?

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Sinus surgery is performed to open narrow or damaged sinus passages and allow natural drainage and ventilation of the affected sinuses. It also allows for far more effective use of medical treatments (sinus washes and sprays) afterward.

The sinuses are connected to the nose internally. Sinus surgery is performed by using miniature, high definition, cameras and fine instruments that are passed through the nostrils to give Dr Chris Oosthuizen an inside view of the nose and sinuses. Dr Chris Oosthuizen then uses these instruments to remove inflamed and infected tissues and widen the natural openings of the sinuses, improving sinus health.

There are no incisions made on the outside of the face and this type of surgery does not result in any swelling or bruising of the face.