If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may need to consider having surgery to correct your septum. Septoplasty will simply straighten the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing bone or cartilage. With any type of surgical procedure, there are risks involved, your surgeon will discuss all the benefits and the risks with you in your consultation appointment prior to your surgery date.
Septoplasty generally requires a local or general anesthetic, depending on the person, the surgeon's preference and also how complex the surgery may be. The procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be able to go home on the same day. Expect improvement and not perfection.