Nasal reconstruction treats both functional and cosmetic aspects of nasal and sinus issues.
When is nasal reconstruction used?
Nose plastic surgery or rhinoplasty can treat obstructed or narrowed sinuses or sinusitis, functional issues with nasal breathing, nasal bone fractures or cartilage injuries, and cancers on the skin of the nose as well as cancers within the nose and sinuses.
How is nasal reconstruction performed?
Minimally invasive techniques to nose surgery include: balloon sinus surgery, or balloon sinuplasty, which uses a balloon to open obstructed or narrowed sinuses, as well as endoscopic sinus surgery, which involves an endoscope to visualize and open up the tissues within the sinuses to address chronic sinusitis.
Nasal valve incompetence surgery is aimed at addressing functional issues with nasal breathing. The goal of this type of nose reconstruction is to improve the function of the nose without changing its look.
Nasal trauma reconstruction includes repairing any nasal bone fractures or cartilage injuries, as well as correcting any deviation, deflection, or visual changes to the nose. The goal with nasal reconstruction is to repair the nose back to its pre-trauma state.
Nasal cancer removal involves excising all of the cancer from the skin of the nose or within the nose and sinuses, and a small amount of normal tissue around it, while keeping appearance and function (such as breathing, speech, chewing, and swallowing) as normal as possible.
What results can I expect?
Within a few weeks, the initial swelling following surgery will subside. Gradually, the new nasal contour will fully refine.