The tissue that separates the nostrils inside the nose is known as the septum. During a nasal fracture or as a result of chemical use, a septal perforation can develop. This is essentially a hole that is created in that dividing tissue.

Some common signs of having a nasal septal perforation are discomfort, bleeding, and whistling sounds when breathing. To repair this condition, a surgical correction called septal perforation repair – a type of nasal reconstructive surgery – is needed. Because the surgery is quite complex, finding a qualified doctor with a great deal of experience is critical.

Dr. Lee Ann Klausner specializes in facial surgeries and is board-certified in reconstructive surgery. To set up an appointment at her New York office, contact us today.