Sealing a perforation of the septum and rhinoplasty: an intervention to seal the nasal septum can be combined with an aesthetic nose correction.
Surgical interventions in the area of the nasal septum can be complex and difficult, depending on the anatomical requirements of individual patients. As a result, it is always possible for a hole of variable size to appear because of an operation.
The cause of holes in the nasal septum may involve other factors, such as autoimmune disease, abuse of toxic substances such as cocaine, manipulation with fingers, or objects in the nose. In ENT medicine this condition is called septal perforation. This technical term describes perforation or absent density of the nasal septum. In medical jargon, the term septal defect is actually more accurate, although it has become customary among physicians to use the term septal perforation.
A distressing disorder of the function of the nose may result from septal perforation. Nasal breathing and climatisation could be impeded. Many patients report disturbing crusting of the nose or nose bleeding. The loss of the support and stabilising cartilage through progressive perforation may also cause unsightly changes in the external shape of the nose.
In our group practice we offer patients a range of specialised surgical procedures for the septum. The goal is simply to close the septum holes permanently. A crucial factor in the success of this complex surgical procedure is choosing the right surgical technique for the nasal septum correction, and the experience of your surgeon.
- This operation on the nasal septum requires various mucous membranes inside the nose to be relocated.
- In addition, a piece of cartilage previously removed from the ear must be implanted at the right spot in the nasal septum to achieve the desired therapeutic seal of the perforation.
- As a nasal septum operation is already a costly procedure, there are patients who choose to have an aesthetic nose correction at the same time; for example removing a hook nose, correcting the tip of the nose or levelling out a saddle nose.
Achieving the objectives of an operation outlined in advance is complex. For a combined intervention like this to be successful depends on the surgical methodology used and applying this with a range of subtle details.