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Can Trimmed Turbinates Grow Back?

I had a Septoplasty and my turbinates trimmed just over two years ago. Recently I have started getting sick a lot, like I used to before the surgery. I was wondering if the turbinates will have grown back?

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Turbinates do hypertrophy

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Turbinates do hypertrophy especially in patients who have allergies. See a good surgeon for a full evaluation, history and physical to determine the cause of your "getting sick" a lot. Best regards!

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Can Trimmed Turbinates Grow Back?

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Hi,

The soft tissue of a turbinate can "hypertrophy" again. I guess this the equivalent of grow back. However, your symptoms may be unrelated to this. See an ENT-Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Best,

Dr.S.

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New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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