Op.Dr. Ömer Ekin - Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Nose Repair (Nose Reconstruction)
Nasal reconstruction is a repair surgery. Tissue loss is usually required in cases of concomitant traffic accidents, skin cancers, burns, gunshot wounds and congenital problems after complete or partial loss of the nose.
In addition, nasal reconstruction is also required for patients who have undergone one or more cosmetic surgeries, failed satisfactory results and have a broken nasal roof. Repair is provided by considering the placement, size and characteristics of the missing tissue in the nose. Other healthy tissues are used to repair the tissue. For small tissue loss, the nose's own tissues are used, and for larger losses, adjacent tissues such as cheek and forehead are used. If necessary, cartilage graft is taken from the ear or rib to reconstruct the cartilage roof.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia under operating room conditions. Small tissue defects on the nose can be repaired under local anesthesia. The duration of the operation lasts from 1 to 5 hours depending on the size of the operation. There may be 1-2 days of hospitalization after the procedure. Special intranasal silicone pads may be used. The removal of these buffers may take 2-3 weeks in some cases. In some cases, a second complement surgery is performed three weeks after surgery. This operation is shorter than the first operation.