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Snoring is often caused by chronic nose blockage which can be treated with laser turbinoplasty.

Any treatment for nose blockage is prone to problems predicting what the outcome will be. In snorers, at least there is an objective outcome in that the partner will report back improvement or not. The laser turbinoplasty procedure in clinic under local anaesthetic is a good way to start as it is easily tolerated and has little in terms of postoperative discomfort. A patient recently cycled across London immediately after having it done. This picture shows significant reduction in the inferior turbinate anteriorly, at the level of the nasal valve. Symptomatically the patient was much improved. This was after laser turbinoplasty in clinic, although the amount of bone resorption here is higher than expected.