Conchaplasty is the surgery of reducing the size of the nasal conchae. There are three pairs of concha in our nose. The conchae have very important and indispensable functions. The surgeries that are performed to reduce the size of the nasal conchae for the treatment of nasal congestions that happens when the size of the lower nasal conchae grow more than normal (which is called concha hypertrophy) are called conchaplasty.
When the conchae, which have a very important role in nasal functions, are completely removed, there are problems with the nasal functions and there are also negative effects on respiratory physiology. For this reason, today, the conchae are only reduced and techniques that do not harm the important mucosa of the concha are preferred.