Turbinate reduction is a very common procedure for patients with nasal obstruction. Frequently used with other procedures such as septoplasty, septorhinoplasty, or sinus surgery. There are several ways to reduce the inferior turbinates. The most common, and I think effective, is submucosal resection. I would recommend consulting with a provider to ensure that it is, indeed, turbinate hypertrophy that is causing your breathing issues, as there can be numerous other causes. Additionally there are some prescription nasal medications that can be helpful as well. Good luck.
Turbinate surgery is performed when there is long-term chronic obstruction of the nose which is not evident in this case. Mild inflammation of the inferior turbinates is treated medically with nasal sprays, antihistamines and decongestants, not surgery