Septum Perforation

What is Septum Perforation?

The septum is the wall that divides the nasal cavity into two, and septum perforation is a hole that forms in this wall. Imagine holding your septum with your index and middle fingers and visualizing a hole. Quite unsettling, isn't it? Now, lets explain what could cause this and how we repair the hole.

Causes and Symptoms

Septum perforation can result from prolonged use of nasal sprays, the use of foreign substances like cocaine, or trauma (injuries) to the nasal cavity. However, the most common cause is a previous nasal surgery. If you suspect a hole in your septum, with symptoms such as nasal congestion, dryness, bleeding, whistling sound during breathing, or nasal discharge, consult a doctor.

Treatment of Septum Perforation

Treatment for septum perforations usually involves surgical methods. The success of the operation is often proportional to the perforation's size. Small perforations are typically treated with surgical interventions to slide healthy tissue around the hole. However, larger perforations may present challenges in achieving definitive solutions. We employs a unique treatment method for septum perforation surgeries, aiming for more effective and permanent results. This approach involves taking tissue from the patient's leg to repair the perforation. This innovative treatment has achieved success rates exceeding 90%, providing hope for many patients with septum perforation complaints.

Postoperative Care

Careful postoperative attention accelerates the healing process. Precautions include protecting the nose from external impacts, avoiding oil-based nasal moisturizers, consuming high-water-content foods, refraining from smoking, avoiding inserting foreign objects or fingers into the nose, and maintaining nasal hygiene. Following the surgeon's advice and warnings is crucial for a speedy recovery.


Septum perforation is a delicate condition requiring careful consideration and expert surgical intervention. Obtaining detailed information about the process, and actively participating in the recovery process are essential for meeting patient expectations and motivations. If you are dealing with septum perforation concerns and fear unsuccessful surgeries, feel free to contact us for answers to your questions.