Septoplasty is an operation performed to correct the curvature of the cartilage and bone structures in the septum. The septum is located in the inner part of the nose and is a structure of cartilage and bone that divides the nose into two parts in the midline. Normally, the septum should divide the nose into two equal chambers, so that both nostrils should be able to breathe evenly. However, most people have a deviation in the septum that is congenital or develops later. This is called the deviation of the septum. Surgery for correction of these curvatures is called septoplasty.
Not every nasal curvature is necessarily operated. If it causes curvature of the nasal bone, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, snoring, recurrent nosebleeds, frequent sinusitis infections, gigantic nasal discharge or septoplasty surgery is required.