What the inside of the nose looks like
Dr. Lamperti uses advanced fiber-optic technology to show what the inside of the nose looks like. He points out basic anatomic landmarks such as the septum, inferior and middle turbinate, and Eustachian tube opening.
"Hello, this is Dr. Thomas Lamperti. I'm a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Today I would like to show you what it looks like inside your nose. And here we are entering the right nasal cavity. On the right is the septum which in this case is straight. And on the left is the inferior turbinate. When we talk about having enlarged turbinates it is usually the inferior turbinate that is the enlarged turbinate. This could be from bony overgrowth or from mucosal congestion. On the left is the Eustachian tube opening. This is what you pop when you pop your ears. We will now back up and leave the right side of the nose and enter the left nasal cavity. On this side you can see the septum on the left and in this case it is also straight. Here on the right you can see the inferior turbinate. Now we'll go back to the nasopharynx, the back wall of the nose. And now we'll back up a bit and look upward. Here we'll be able to see the middle turbinate which is in the area where the cheek sinus opens. On the left we can see the additional portions of the septum."