How to Treat a Nasal Septum Piercing

The perforation of the nasal septum or perforation of the nasal septum is the occurrence of an abnormal hole communicating both nasal passages, causing bothersome symptoms such as nasal obstruction, runny nose, nasal crusting, and frequent nosebleeds. The causes that can cause a perforated nasal septum are usually related to previous nasal surgeries. However, it is also common to find cases of nasal septum perforated by drugs or trauma.

As we said, the perforation of the nasaa septum is generally a consequence of previous nasal surgeries. Other common causes of the presence of a perforated nasal septum are trauma and repeated cauterizations over the nasal septum and/or nasal plugging in people with repeated nosebleeds.

Some less frequent causes are systemic diseases that cause inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses, which end up causing a loss of tissue in it. It is also closely related to the abuse of toxic substances such as cocaine.

The nasal septum pierced by drugs is common because nasally, consumption generates direct damage to the mucosa and also contains substances that generate antibodies that attack the blood vessels that supply the nose.


The main consequences that a perforated nasal septum can have are:

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Mucus and scab formation
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Whistles (in case of small perforations)

In addition to symptoms directly related to nasal perforation, some patients are aesthetically affected. The aesthetic consequences of having a perforated nasal septum or not having a nasal septum are characterized by a deformity of the nose called a saddle nose. It is characteristic of cases of perforation of the very anterior and/or superior septum.

Treatment Of Perforation Of The Nasal Septum

The treatment for perforated nasal septum is based on the symptoms of the patient and the impact on the quality of life. There are perforations that do not produce symptoms, which do not require any treatment. However, when faced with a perforation of the nasal septum that produces symptoms, the best alternative is the reconstruction of the perforated nasal septum by surgery.


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Rhinomodeling: Nose Reconstruction Without A Scalpel

Who has not felt, at times, uncomfortable with his face or profile? Although traditionally, the world of aesthetics has been oriented to a female profile, the truth is that it increasingly has more men interested in its ranks.

Among the aesthetic improvements, the nose is one of the most complex elements that cause (rhinoplasty accounts for 20% of cosmetic interventions), and, now, nose correction without surgery is possible. This is different from traditional nose job surgery performed by doctors like Dr. Kim Patrick Murray.

What does it consist of?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most demanded cosmetic operations today, not only for its aesthetic benefits but also for the improvement of the health of those who suffer from naso-respiratory problems.

Aesthetic medicine continues to advance both in techniques and procedures to achieve the best results, and currently, it is possible to carry out remodeling without the need for plastic surgery.

Rhinomodeling allows nasal correction without invasive interventions, thanks to hyaluronic acid. It is especially indicated for those cases in which the size of the nose is adequate for the rest of the face, but it has a defect that is complex for the person.

No surgical intervention is performed in this procedure because no scalpel is used. Corrections are made based on hyaluronic acid fillers hiding the defects.

Who is it for?

As we have indicated, this procedure is indicated for those people who have small defects, but in which the size of their naso is adequate. The most common interventions are made in those people who present small lumps, or forms that they do not like.

The rhino modeling manages to reshape the area of ​​the trestle, the split point, or the aquiline profile.

How is rhino modeling performed?

The procedure consists of filling with hyaluronic acid, or another substance depending on the patient, in the area to be treated to achieve the effect that the patient seeks.

The treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, and hospitalization is not necessary since general anesthesia is not applied. Only in some cases, local anesthesia is applied.

How are the results?

The results are visible from the first moment and, because the materials used are compatible with the body, the result is very natural and imperceptible to the touch.

These results last approximately one year, since the material used is absorbable by the human body.…

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How Are Nasal Septum Perforations Treated?

Nasal septum perforation or septal perforation is the appearance of an abnormal hole between the two nostrils.

Between 0.9% and 2.5% of the population have a perforation of the nasal septum, which may not cause discomfort in some cases and in others significantly affect the quality of life of the patient. Septal perforation can be due to different causes, and the most common are usually complications after nasal surgery, trauma, infections, inflammations, tumors, radiotherapy, or the inhalation of toxic substances such as cocaine. Some less frequent causes are systemic diseases that cause inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses, affecting the blood circulation and causing tissue loss.

Impaired quality of life

The symptoms of nasal perforations vary according to their size and location; when they are small, they are usually asymptomatic, but when they are more severe, they can lead to more severe and debilitating symptoms. Severe perforations can cause but are not limited to, nasal obstruction, recurrent bleeding, scabs, infections, pressure sensation as well as an aesthetic deformity called “saddle nose” (the weakened nasal septum sinks).

For the diagnosis of perforation of the nasal septum, it is convenient to perform nasal endoscopy and a facial computed tomography that will allow assessing the severity and the relationship with the other nasal structures. In some cases, a biopsy will also be performed in the study.

Reconstruction of the perforated nasal septum

In cases where the septal perforation affects the quality of life of the patient, the closure of the perforation and the reconstruction of the septum by surgery is considered. In this sense, they have published different techniques for septal reconstruction: unilateral or bilateral flaps by advancement or rotation, inferior turbinate flap and lateral nasal wall, nostril floor flap, and frontal flap for the closure of, particularly large defects. All septum perforation closure surgeries are done under general anesthesia, and postoperative recovery is usually quick, without complications.

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