How does nasal valve collapse cause swollen turbinates?

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Nasal valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates.

Nasal valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates. Terminate swelling is caused by allergies or vasomotor rhinitis etc.See a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon or ENT for best results.


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Nasal valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates.

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Nasal valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates. Terminate swelling is caused by allergies or vasomotor rhinitis etc.See a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon or ENT for best results.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates

Valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates. Valve collapse can be caused by a variety of reasons such as trauma to the nose and weak upper lateral cartilages. The treatment for valve collapse is  a spreader graft. Turbinates are located on the inside of the nose usually respond to allergies, hormones and altitude changes.  Turbinate surgery and valve repair surgery completely separate procedures, and  both are performed for functional reasons. For more information, diagrams, and many examples, please see the video and the link below

Valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates

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Valve collapse does not cause swollen turbinates. Valve collapse can be caused by a variety of reasons such as trauma to the nose and weak upper lateral cartilages. The treatment for valve collapse is  a spreader graft. Turbinates are located on the inside of the nose usually respond to allergies, hormones and altitude changes.  Turbinate surgery and valve repair surgery completely separate procedures, and  both are performed for functional reasons. For more information, diagrams, and many examples, please see the video and the link below

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