woman wondering if she is a candidate for a turbinate reductionTurbinate surgery is performed to correct nasal obstruction by reducing the turbinate size while still allowing them to perform their natural function. These long, thin bones covered with tissue are located inside the walls of your nose, and they help humidify and cleanse air before it reaches your lungs. However, allergies and other nasal issues can cause them to swell, blocking the normal flow of air and causing mucus to build up.

The goal of turbinate surgery is to improve nasal breathing and reduce nasal drainage and post-nasal drip.

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