Septoplasty, also known as turbinectomy or turbinoplasty, is a surgery to fix the deviated or deformed nasal septum. The nasal septum is a partly bone and partly cartilage based thin wall, which divides and is present between the two nostrils (left and right). During the surgical procedure of septoplasty, the nasal septum is repositioned and straightened to the exact center of the nose. The procedure may involve removing or cutting some parts of the nasal septum and aligning the same back into the correct position. The crooked nasal septum might be a birth defect or can happen as a result of an injury on the nose. This condition can lead to various problems in the patient e.g. difficulty in breathing or easy sinus infections (sinusitis), especially, when the nose becomes claggy i.e. there is no passing of air in and out. This can also make the growth of bacteria inside the nose, further leading to inflammation and infections. In such cases, the septoplasty procedure helps in improving the airflow, nosebleeds and correcting sinus drainage.