Enlarged inferior turbinate is often the cause of chronic nasal congestion. Even after the underlying problem is addressed, such as chronic infection or allergy, the enlargement may remain. There are varying ways to reduce the size of the turbinate, from radiofrequency ablation done in the office under local anesthesia (no downtime for the patient), to submucous resection or even partial turbinectomy done in the operating room as an outpatient. Each has advantages and disadvantages over the other choices. The best approach for each patient would be discussed at the time of the office visit.