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A Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty is a common operation used to treat nasal congestion or obstruction. It is straightening the middle cartilage of the nose (septum) and shrinking the turbinates (turbinoplasty). The turbinates are small pieces of bone and tissue inside the nose that can swell from allergies and certain triggers. The operation takes 60 to 90 minutes and is performed under a general anaesthetic. A small incision is placed inside the nose and a flap raised to remove the bent pieces of cartilage. An endoscope is used to precisely remove enough of the turbinate to improve airflow. You can usually go home the same day after this procedure.