Nasal Reconstruction

 

Nasal Reconstruction

 

The nose lies in the center of the face and is the most visible of all facial structures.  It is composed of a lining, structure and skin envelope, all of which must be individually reconstructed in the cases of injury from trauma, malformation, or as result of tumor excision.

Excellent reconstruction results can be achieved by transferring tissue from the other parts of the nose, or sometimes from the forehead or cheek.  Larger defects may require a 2 or 3 stage operation, which are spaced 3-4 weeks apart.  Cartilage grafts from the rib or ear may be required to optimize outcomes depending on how big is the defect.

Plastic surgeons often work in conjunction with dermatologists who perform Moh’s surgery, a process of removing the tumor after examining the margins under a microscope.

Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in craniofacial surgical procedures and serves the Long Island and greater New York region. Call us today at (516) 497-7900. We are looking forward to serving you and your family.