The goal of nasal reconstructive surgery is to restore nasal form and function.
There are many reasons for nasal abnormalities including:
· Congenital defects
· Physical altercations
· Previous surgeries
· Car accidents
Reconstructive procedures are considered “closed” or “open” depending on the location of the primary incision. In a closed procedure, the incision will be made inside the nostrils. With an open procedure, the incision will be made between your skin and nostrils. The surgeon will lift flaps of skin and soft tissue in an open procedure to modify your nasal bone, cartilage, or both. After the procedure, your surgeon will close any incision with sutures and may place a splint.
Recovery following nasal reconstructive surgery depends on the techniques used during the surgery. For smaller defects that are reconstructed with skin grafts, suture closer, or local flaps, the recovery range is 1-2 weeks. Though it can take up to six months to fully heal, most patients resume normal activity within two weeks of the surgery. Larger surgeries involving the use of cheek or forehead flaps may take longer with recovery being up to 8 weeks.
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