Nasal Swell Body Reduction

Resolve ENT is your state-of-the-art center specializing in breathing, sinus, and sleep solutions. Dr. Siva Elangovan practices the timeless art of medicine while offering advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that make your journey with us simple and straight-forward. Our expert medical team is proud to offer innovative solutions like nasal swell body reduction for breathing, sinus, and sleep issues. We are happy to serve patients located in Chicago, Evanston, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, and the neighboring communities and Illinois. 

What is Nasal Swell Body Reduction?

Nasal Swell Bodies are outpouchings of skin on the nasal septum.  They play a critical part in regulating airflow through the internal nasal valve.  They are covered in mucous membranes which often get swollen or enlarged due to allergies, infection, exposure to irritants, head position, or congenitally.   NSB reduction is a minimally invasive procedure that dramatically reduces the bulk of the nasal swell bodies allowing for better airflow and decreased sense of congestion.

While Dr. Elangovan generally recommends this procedure for nasal obstruction and congestion, patients may also find balloon sinuplasty relieves one or more of the following symptoms:

Why NSB Reduction:

  • Significantly improves nasal breathing
  • Reduces snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Alleviates nasal pressure/congestion
  • Improves Sense of Smell

What Can I Expect During my Nasal Swell Body Reduction Procedure?

NSB reduction can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures either in the office or surgical center.  With the nose numbed, a tiny incision is made inside the nose.  Through this small incision a catheter is tunneled within the nasal swell body and excess/swollen tissue is gently removed without damaging the overlying skin.

What Can I Expect After my Nasal Swell Body Reduction Procedure?

Typically, patients have mild discomfort for about 1-2 days after surgery.  A brief course of nasal saline sprays after surgery is needed to promote healing.  Most return to work the next day.  Strenuous activity is avoided for about 2 weeks.

How Effective is NSB Reduction?

Patients note significant improvement in their nasal breathing and quality of life within 1-2 weeks of the procedure.  The procedure rarely needs to be repeated in the future, but if needed, could be repeated.

How Much Does Nasal Swell Body Reduction Cost?

Almost all insurances cover NSB Reduction.  The cost of your NSB Reduction will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan recommended for you and your current health insurance coverage. To get a more accurate assessment of how much your NSB Reduction will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. At Resolve ENT, we are also happy to offer financing that helps you more easily pay for your treatments at your convenience.

Am I a Good Candidate For Nasal Swell Body Reduction?

If you are having trouble breathing freely through your nose due and are experiencing other breathing and sinus issues, nasal swell body reduction may be right for you. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for nasal swell body reduction is to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.



Led by Dr. Siva Elangovan, the medical professionals at Resolve ENT are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to patients located in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square and the surrounding communities such as Evanston, Oak Park, and Des Plaines of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our expert medical team and start your journey with us today.