Category Archives: Septal Perforation
A septal perforation is described as a hole or opening within the nasal septum. These perforations can be caused by several activities and diseases, including excessive nose picking, cocaine use, autoimmune disease, excessive use of nasal decongestant or steroid sprays, and nasal surgery. Although some septal perforations are asymptomatic, others have been known to cause […]
Looking in the mirror and seeing things you would like to change? Droopy eyelids? Sunken cheeks? Loss of definition in your jawline? If you have multiple aesthetic concerns, you may want to consider combining procedures. Some benefits include: Scheduling convenience. If you are juggling the demands of multiple commitments, booking a surgery can be a […]
Long-term, habitual drug use can wreak havoc on lives and health. When drugs, such as cocaine, are snorted, the interior of the nose can become vulnerable to damage. A flexible but delicate three layer system of bone, cartilage and the mucosa nasal lining known as the nasal septum separates the two nasal passages. Drugs can […]
The short answer to this question is: it is not common. However, septal perforation can happen and is more likely to be a risk for those with a history of nose surgery and/or those with a severely damaged or deviated septum. If you are considering a septoplasty and are concerned about the risks of a […]
If you have been told that you have a septal perforation, it is best to have it evaluated and treated as soon as possible even if you are asymptomatic. Although some people may not feel discomfort by a small septal perforation, it is important to understand that a septal perforation—even if seemingly minor—can pose risks. […]
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