Septal perforation can it be fixed?

I want to start off saying that I had an deviated septum surgery about 4 years ago. I have a septal perforation on the right side of my nose. It has become big to the point that my right cheek looks a bit flat and the tip of my nose has changed shape. I am having difficulty breathing, dry nose, congestion, pain from time to time, and numbness mostly head area. I am not sure what to do at this point.

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Septal perforation

Septal perforations can be repaired. I actually co-authored the e-medicine/medscape article on how to do this (see link below). You should be seen by an ENT/Facial plastic surgeon who has experience with this problem. Best of luck from Manhattan.

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Septal perforation

Some of the symptoms you list, such as flattening of the cheek and numbness, are not typical symptoms of a septal perforation.  Also, a perforation by nature goes all the way through the septum, so there would be no right and left.  You would need to be examined by a specialist in repairing septal perforations to see what is going on and what can be done.  

Matthew Bridges, MD
Richmond Facial Plastic Surgeon
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