If your nose is constantly whistling, you may have a perforated septum. This condition occurs when a hole develops in the septum due to trauma or an injury.
Septal perforation repair details
You may not need surgery to repair your septal perforation. Some patients can treat the condition with a nasal spray, antibiotic ointment, or other methods. However, in severe cases, surgery may be required. There are several septal perforation surgical techniques.
A “septal button” may be placed. This means that an implant will be used to patch up the hole. The implant is painless, invisible, and it can remain as long as it’s needed. When the septum has healed, the implant can be removed.
Other surgical techniques to correct septal perforation include reconstructive nasal surgery with skin grafts, in which tissue is taken from another part of the body and used to patch the hole. The surgery typically takes 1 to 3 hours.