Nasal reconstruction generally refers to the reconstruction of nasal defects or deformities. Deformities of the nose may occur due to trauma, tumors, craniofacial disorders and congenital deformities like cleft lip and palate, small or underdeveloped noses and even asymmetrical noses. One of the most common causes of nasal defects is skin cancer, especially basal cell carcinoma but also squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
A talented plastic surgeon can correct nasal deformities through nasal reconstruction. At Revesse of Toronto, Dr. Robert Mounsey has more than fifteen years of experience in performing both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He will be happy to meet with your for a consultation to discuss your needs for nasal reconstruction.
The Nasal Reconstruction Procedure
Nasal reconstruction is a very individualized procedure and there are many techniques which may be used to reconstruct the nose. In general, the goal of nasal reconstruction is to recreate or approximate a “normal” nasal appearance. This is often performed with the use of flap tissue taken from the forehead or another area of the body. Flap tissue is comprised of skin and its underlying fat, blood vessels and sometimes muscle and is used to replace missing parts and reconstruct the nose. In some cases, bone grafts or cartilage grafts may be needed to improve the appearance or function of the nose. Grafts may be created from cartilage taken from the nasal septum, the ear or the rib.
Dr. Mounsey may perform the nasal reconstruction surgery in one of the Toronto area’s hospitals or private clinics which he is affiliated with. General anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation may be used. Incisions will be placed as inconspicuously as possible to allow for the least visible scarring. As with any surgical procedure, some degree of swelling, bruising and discomfort may result after surgery.
Related Procedures: Scar Revision, Flap Reconstruction, Ear Reconstruction, Fat Transfer