How soon after septoplasty, can you get a septal perforation repaired?
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Timing of septal perforation repair
Too early of septal perforation surgery will often result in failure to close as the mucosa takes time to recover from surgery. Most of the time it is on a case by case basis from mucosal observation and may be around 6 months after septoplasty.
Septal perforation repair
I am not aware of any time constraint on fixing your perforation. One thing to consider with a repair is the chance of the perforation getting larger. I find cartilage and perichondrium butterfly grafts to be quite successful in closing small perforations without the risk of tearing a larger hole. I have seen small perforations heal spontaneously in the first 6 weeks after surgery, but if it is present at 2 months, you may be beyond this possibility. All the best,