Dr. Dean Kane Q & A.Q. I am going in for a rhinoplasty, surgeon stated takes 5 seconds to crush them. If no issue, take them out or keep? A. The turbinates are a very functional feature of the nose. Typically there are 4 turbinates along the outer side of the inner nose and they provide:
- hydration to the air we breath
- mucous to catch dust and any particles traveling toward the lungs
- heat the air
- provide a first defense in capturing bacteria and viruses.
- malodorous smells,
- dryness of air and others.