Which surgery do I need?
Not all cases are suitable for the same type of procedure and depends on the type of reconstruction you need. Your ENT surgeon will do an evaluation to determine which surgery is best for you.
How do I prepare for a nasal reconstruction surgery?
Your otolaryngologist will perform a physical examination before the procedure, you will be asked to not eat or drink at least 8 hours before the procedure. Tell your surgeon If you’re taking medications or supplements.
What can I expect during recovery?
Recovery is slow, gradual and the results may not be apparent from 6 to 12 months. After surgery, you’ll need to come back to your surgeon or an ENT surgeon to have your sutures or splint removed.
What’s the difference between a nasal reconstruction and rhinoplasty?
During a rhinoplasty, the ENT surgeon reshapes and reconstructs the bone, cartilage and skin to improve the function and appearance of the nose, while a nasal reconstruction helps to restore the appearance of the nose after cancer, trauma or congenital defects.