Location: Florida
Member since 2/12/2011


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Septal Perforation Repair ... - Florida

Had a septorhinoplasty in the early summer of 2010 followed by a revision septoplasty in the late summer. Then discovered a perforation about a quarter inch in diameter. Whistling, crusting, and bleeding were daily problems. Due to my public speaking responsibilities, I had the perforation repaired in January 2011 (4 months after the revision septoplasty). Pros: + Seems like the repair... READ MORE

Recent comments from FD81

Yes, I have sent you a private message with the details. READ COMMENT

It doesn't seem even remotely possible that your 4x8 mm perforation will heal on its own, nor can your surgeon close it with a simple "stitch". I have a few other posts, which may help you to find a good surgeon. Remember to contact... READ COMMENT

Bird, In my opinion, the most important consideration is whether you are symptomatic. If it isn't causing any problems (whistling, bridge deformity, bleeding, etc.), then perhaps the best treatment approach is to do nothing. Can you... READ COMMENT

Yes, the procedure was an endoscopic repair using bilateral nasal mucosal flaps with Alloderm placed between the flaps (no cartilage or other tissue was harvested elsewhere)... READ COMMENT

I'm about 14 weeks post-op from the repair surgery. The perforation is “closed,” though it required substantial rearrangement of tissues throughout the nose. My nose is dry every day and requires saline gel to prevent crusting, ble... READ COMMENT