The exact type of operation you’ll have will depend on your condition. Your Consultant will discuss this with you in detail before the surgery.
The septoplasty will be carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you’ll be asleep. Your Consultant will be able to reposition your septum by operating only on the inside of your nose. This means they won’t need to make cuts on the outside, so any scars won’t be visible.
The operation should last around an hour, depending on how complicated the procedure is. Because you'll need to have a general anaesthetic, your Consultant will tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home from the hospital.