The nasal septum is the structure that divides the nose down the middle, but a deviated nasal septum can sometimes be the cause of nasal breathing difficulty.  A septoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to restore natural nasal anatomy and improve airflow.  Incisions are placed entirely inside the nose, and there is no bruising or nasal packing during recovery.  The procedure is often combined with inferior turbinate surgery to further improve nasal breathing.