We have talked about the turbinates and in some cases the lower or inferior turbinates are the problem as seen here. Sometimes they are the problem, but the treatment must be very conservative for the reasons that we outlined above. What we would like to do is called radiofrequency reduction often known as Somnoplasty or Coblation. When done properly, this preserves the turbinates but simply shrinks overlarge turbinates so they are closer to normal size.

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