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Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

Conveniently located to serve St. Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL

The nasal septum is the wall in the middle of the nose that separates the two nostrils and sides of the nose. The septum can develop a perforation, or a hole, in it from things like previous surgery, trauma, drug use, or autoimmune conditions. A septal perforation often causes symptoms such as:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Crusting
  • Whistling
  • External nasal collapse
  • Bleeding
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip

Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

Nasal septal perforation surgery is quite complex and there are relatively few surgeons in the US that perform it well. Dr. Caceres performs his nasal septal perforation repair by rotating the nasal lining to close the hole from two different areas on each side of the nose. He also places a special graft between the two sides to improve healing.

Nasal septal perforation repair surgery success rates vary depending on the size and location of the hole. Dr. Caceres can often achieve perforation closure in over 95% of patients with a single surgery. Studies have shown that the average rate of septal perforation closure for surgeons not properly trained is less than 50%. Due to his high success rates, Dr. Caceres has repaired septal perforations in patients from all over the world and is frequently referred to patients from other facial plastic surgeons.
Surgery to repair a nasal septal perforation may be combined with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, revision septoplasty or turbinate reduction in order to achieve the best appearing and best functioning nose.
If you have a nasal septal perforation that bothers you, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Caceres.