What Is Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
Accidents and injuries involving nasal trauma can result in cosmetic disfigurement of the nose. In some cases, the nasal function is affected as well. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a corrective procedure that helps improve the appearance and function of the nose. If you've experienced facial trauma and are seeking surgical correction, the first step is consulting with an experienced nasal surgeon. The Rhinoplasty Society members are board-certified professionals who perform reconstructive rhinoplasty procedures. To learn more about reconstructive nasal surgery, please contact a rhinoplasty specialist.
What Can Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Treat?
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is performed to repair nasal injuries and trauma, such as:
- Nasal fractures (broken nose)
- Deviated septum
- Nasal asymmetry
- Burn injuries
- Nasal obstruction
During a consultation visit, your surgeon will gather some information about your overall health and provide more details about the surgical process. In the most severe cases, multiple surgeries may be required.
How Is Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Done?
Nose reconstruction surgery can involve several different methods based on the type of injury and the degree of disfigurement. An open or closed rhinoplasty technique could be used. Common reconstructive techniques include skin grafts, scar revision, deviated septum repair, and nasal valve repair. Throughout the process, patients are asleep under general anesthesia. An incision will either be made at the base of the nose or inside the nasal passages. The underlying bone and cartilage will be repositioned, trimmed, or adjusted to bring the nose back to proper function and create a more normal cosmetic appearance.
Find a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Reconstructive rhinoplasty requires a tremendous level of surgical expertise. When searching for a surgeon, it's important to do your research in order to find someone you trust. If you are seeking a surgeon who offers reconstructive rhinoplasty in your area, you can connect with a Rhinoplasty Society member by utilizing our Find A Surgeon feature.