What Are Turbinates?
Turbinates are also referred to as nasal concha or conchae when plural. They are located within your nasal passageways and are a network of bones, vessels, and tissue shaped like a shell. You can think of them as climate control for your nasal passageways; humidifying, warming, and filtering the air you breathe.
Unfortunately, the vessels can become inflamed if there is excessive soft tissue, or the bony part of your nose is too large. This is when corrective surgery is needed to relieve the inflammation and restore the normal working order.